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How do you pronounce the word "vase?"

Which pronunciation do you use?

by Anonymousreply 4402/17/2013

Oops. Was trying to do a poll.

But I've heard it pronounced "vace," "vays," and "voz." Which one is most popular?

by Anonymousreply 102/16/2013

Voz has always sounded pretentious to me, like Diane Chambers is saying it. I prefer vace.

by Anonymousreply 202/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 302/16/2013

Rhymes with 'base', 'case', 'lace'

Does not rhyme with 'bass', 'cass', 'lass'

by Anonymousreply 402/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 502/16/2013

"Thing you find in an old person's house."

by Anonymousreply 602/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 702/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 802/16/2013

I like to say "vohz-AY."

by Anonymousreply 902/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1002/16/2013

We say "flower jar."

by Anonymousreply 1102/16/2013

Rhymes with "raise."

by Anonymousreply 1202/16/2013

[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]

Exactly right.

by Anonymousreply 1302/16/2013

I pronounce it "luxury yacht throat warbler mangrove."

by Anonymousreply 1402/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1502/16/2013


coo-min or cue-min?

by Anonymousreply 1602/16/2013

R16 cue-min, often co-ME-no.

by Anonymousreply 1702/16/2013

Coo-min, not kew-min.

Coo-pon, not kew-pon.

by Anonymousreply 1802/16/2013

We call it "maize".

by Anonymousreply 1902/16/2013

It depends on how much it costs. Expensive:VAhse. Cheap: VAISE.

by Anonymousreply 2002/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 2102/16/2013

Rhymes with "haze" and "daze"

For an American to say VAHz sounds incredibly affected to me.

by Anonymousreply 2202/16/2013

Miss Manners says a vahs contains dah-zies.

by Anonymousreply 2302/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 2402/16/2013

R14, no one is going to get that joke except me.

by Anonymousreply 2502/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2602/16/2013

It rhymes with blahs.

by Anonymousreply 2702/16/2013

Vah-sa as in vaseline.

by Anonymousreply 2802/16/2013

Vass. As in V plus ASS!Or is that arse the UK way....

by Anonymousreply 2902/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 3002/16/2013

Only Americans pronounce it "veis". The rest of the English speaking world correctly pronounces it "vohz".

by Anonymousreply 3102/16/2013

No, R31... the correct pronunciation rhymes with case, mace, base...

Just like it's spelled.

Only pretentious twats think otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 3202/16/2013

It rhymes with face.

by Anonymousreply 3302/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3402/16/2013

I pronounce it the way its spelled.

by Anonymousreply 3502/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 3602/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3702/16/2013

Ooh, aren't WE grand! No more buttered scones for me, mater: I'm to play the grand piano!

by Anonymousreply 3802/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3902/16/2013

Okay vase is pronounced "vahz" or "vaize."

It is not pronounced "vace."

by Anonymousreply 4002/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4102/16/2013

R15--you made me LOL.

by Anonymousreply 4202/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 4302/17/2013

Va - Sase

by Anonymousreply 4402/17/2013
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