Oops. Was trying to do a poll.
But I've heard it pronounced "vace," "vays," and "voz." Which one is most popular?
Voz has always sounded pretentious to me, like Diane Chambers is saying it. I prefer vace.
Rhymes with 'base', 'case', 'lace'
Does not rhyme with 'bass', 'cass', 'lass'
"Thing you find in an old person's house."
In the US, veis is more popular. In Britain, vohz.
There are Americans who pretentiously say vohz or vaaaahz because they think it sounds "refined" and helps them exceed their middle class standing.
I like to say "vohz-AY."
When I see something artistical and fancy I call it a voz. But if I'm just looking for something to stick my supermarket flowers in, I get a vase (as in face.).
So if the object itself is pretentious, so am I.
We say "flower jar."
Rhymes with "raise."
[quote] When I see something artistical and fancy I call it a voz. But if I'm just looking for something to stick my supermarket flowers in, I get a vase (as in face.). So if the object itself is pretentious, so am I.[/quote]
I pronounce it "luxury yacht throat warbler mangrove."
I will never forget it you know? Doorbell rang the other day, answered the door and there was a delivery boy there with two dozen roses. I grabbed the card I opened it, it said “Love, from your boyfriend Ernie.”
I was having tea with my girlfriend Clementine.
I said “Clementine, do you know what this means? For the next two weeks I’m gonna be flat on my back with my legs wide open.”
Clementine says to me “What’s the matter, ain’t you got a vahz?”
coo-min or cue-min?
R16 cue-min, often co-ME-no.
Coo-min, not kew-min.
Coo-pon, not kew-pon.
We call it "maize".
It depends on how much it costs. Expensive:VAhse. Cheap: VAISE.
Rhymes with "haze" and "daze"
For an American to say VAHz sounds incredibly affected to me.
Miss Manners says a vahs contains dah-zies.
R14, no one is going to get that joke except me.
I say vahz.. Never raised an eyebrow. Never given it much thought. It's what I first heard, as a child. .. But, re cumin: some say coomin, some say kewmin. But some even say cummin. ..(kid you, not)
It rhymes with blahs.
Vah-sa as in vaseline.
Vass. As in V plus ASS!Or is that arse the UK way....
Only Americans pronounce it "veis". The rest of the English speaking world correctly pronounces it "vohz".
No, R31... the correct pronunciation rhymes with case, mace, base...
Just like it's spelled.
Only pretentious twats think otherwise.
It rhymes with face.
r20 has it,
If the flowers are expensive it's a vahz in deference to the flowers.
If it is an expensive piece of crystal, it's a vahz,
If it's daises in a Walmart piece of glass, it's a vase.
I pronounce it the way its spelled.
If I stop and think about it, I call it a vayce. Otherwise it's a vahz because that's how my native French-speaking mother pronounced it.
Ooh, aren't WE grand! No more buttered scones for me, mater: I'm to play the grand piano!
r38, is that scone that rhymes with John or is scone that rhymes with cone or is it scone that the Scots pronounce like scoon?
Okay vase is pronounced "vahz" or "vaize."
It is not pronounced "vace."
This reminds me of an old Gary Shandling skit on HBO, where he's wondering if it's pronounced foyer (FOY-ER) or foyer (FOY-YAY) and then it progresses to "I need to call my lawyer...or should that be lawyay(sic)?"