View Poll Results: Are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups a Candy Bar?
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:33 AM
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What's the incorrect way?
ReeSeez (rhymes with feces). I have no idea why so many people say it that way or how it started but it truly makes me stabby. No smiley face.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:41 AM
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I've never heard that pronunciation. But yeah, it's totally incorrect.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:44 AM
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Sorry, that's how I pronounce it in my dialect of English. So, it cannot be incorrect.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:57 AM
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Sorry, that's how I pronounce it in my dialect of English. So, it cannot be incorrect.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:05 AM
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Ree-seez pee-seez, NOT a candy bar.
ETA: The bar is the shape of the thing, see?

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If the shape is the only thing that matters, is a Mike and/or an Ike a candy bar then?
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:50 AM
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I'd call those lozenges. Or jellybeans.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:48 AM
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Just in time for Halloween: do you consider Reese's Peanut Butter cups a candy bar?
No, they're not really a candy bar.

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There is this: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featu...0411-post.html which like dozens of others lists them at the #2 favorite candy bar.
But for purposes of stuff like this, they're comparable enough to candy bars that it makes sense to, well, compare them in this way.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:02 AM
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And another urgent request that everyone learn to pronounce it correctly.
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I have always pronounced "it" as it's spelled.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:15 AM
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I wonder how many of those who mistakenly say Reese's is not a candy bar also mistakenly think Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. The correlation might be interesting.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:30 AM
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Bar, cup, don't care.

As long as it comes when I call it.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:48 AM
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What about Ferrero Rochers? Candy bars?
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:34 PM
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What about Ferrero Rochers? Candy bars?
Now we're just being silly. Those are hardly the same as a Reese's.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:09 AM
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Now we're just being silly. Those are hardly the same as a Reese's.
Are we talking about the big Reese's, or the miniatures?
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:36 AM
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That opens us up to a debate on whether the Snickers/Milky Way/Three Musketeers nibbles that measure about half an inch on a side qualifies as a candy bar...
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That opens us up to a debate on whether the Snickers/Milky Way/Three Musketeers nibbles that measure about half an inch on a side qualifies as a candy bar...
IMHO, they're still bar-shaped, and thus qualify as candy bars, whereas the Reese's miniatures are perfectly round and can therefore be defined as pralines.

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Old 11-04-2019, 06:17 AM
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That opens us up to a debate on whether the Snickers/Milky Way/Three Musketeers nibbles that measure about half an inch on a side qualifies as a candy bar...
Ahh, the appetizer candy bars. "Fun Size" my ass.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:57 AM
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I wonder how many of those who mistakenly say Reese's is not a candy bar also mistakenly think Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. The correlation might be interesting.
I would actually expect the opposite correlation, as it would be about specific, "technical" definitions vs. actual usage.

In actual usage, "Christmas movie" means a movie that is about Christmas--the holiday and/or the mythology. However, one could argue a technical definition of "movie set on Christmas."

In actual usage, anything that sells candy bars will put Reese's in with them, and most people when asking for a candy bar would not turn down a Reese's. However, one could argue that "candy bar" technically must be bar-shaped.

That said, I say "no," simply because I personally don't want to watch Die Hard when I'm in the mood for Christmas movies, and I would not offer Reese's if asked for a "candy bar" unless it was all I had--and then I would say "Is Reese's okay?" I think both are just about being cute and trying to say something surprising, and are not practical considerations.
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:59 AM
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IMHO, they're still bar-shaped, and thus qualify as candy bars, whereas the Reese's miniatures are perfectly round and can therefore be defined as pralines.
There is no way that Reese's can be classified as a praline.
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There is no way that Reese's can be classified as a praline.
I think he/she meant "bon-bon."
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:37 AM
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In Canada it's a chocolate bar. So yes.
Oh, Canada, eh?
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I think he/she meant "bon-bon."
I (a he, BTW) was trying to keep things classy, thank you very much.
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There is no way that Reese's can be classified as a praline.
Oh really?

Drip a random chocolate scrawl on top of one of these, and it would not look out of place in any overpriced box of assorted chocolates.
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I (a he, BTW) was trying to keep things classy, thank you very much.
Yes, but "bon-bon" is French!
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Oh really?

Drip a random chocolate scrawl on top of one of these, and it would not look out of place in any overpriced box of assorted chocolates.
So would Crunchy Frog.
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