Which pronunciation do you use?
How do you pronounce the word "vase?"
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/17/2013|
Oops. Was trying to do a poll.
But I've heard it pronounced "vace," "vays," and "voz." Which one is most popular?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/16/2013|
Voz has always sounded pretentious to me, like Diane Chambers is saying it. I prefer vace.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/16/2013|
Rhymes with 'base', 'case', 'lace'
Does not rhyme with 'bass', 'cass', 'lass'
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/16/2013|
"Thing you find in an old person's house."
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/16/2013|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/16/2013|
I like to say "vohz-AY."
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/16/2013|
We say "flower jar."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/16/2013|
Rhymes with "raise."
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/16/2013|
[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]
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/16/2013|
I pronounce it "luxury yacht throat warbler mangrove."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/16/2013|
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?”
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/16/2013|
coo-min or cue-min?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/16/2013|
R16 cue-min, often co-ME-no.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/16/2013|
Coo-min, not kew-min.
Coo-pon, not kew-pon.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/16/2013|
We call it "maize".
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/16/2013|
It depends on how much it costs. Expensive:VAhse. Cheap: VAISE.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/16/2013|
Rhymes with "haze" and "daze"
For an American to say VAHz sounds incredibly affected to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/16/2013|
Miss Manners says a vahs contains dah-zies.
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|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/16/2013|
R14, no one is going to get that joke except me.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/16/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/16/2013|
It rhymes with blahs.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/16/2013|
Vah-sa as in vaseline.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/16/2013|
Vass. As in V plus ASS!Or is that arse the UK way....
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|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/16/2013|
Only Americans pronounce it "veis". The rest of the English speaking world correctly pronounces it "vohz".
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/16/2013|
No, R31... the correct pronunciation rhymes with case, mace, base...
Just like it's spelled.
Only pretentious twats think otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/16/2013|
It rhymes with face.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/16/2013|
I pronounce it the way its spelled.
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|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/16/2013|
Ooh, aren't WE grand! No more buttered scones for me, mater: I'm to play the grand piano!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/16/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/16/2013|
Okay vase is pronounced "vahz" or "vaize."
It is not pronounced "vace."
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/16/2013|
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)?"
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/16/2013|
R15--you made me LOL.
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|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/17/2013|
Va - Sase
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/17/2013|