I've stumbled upon this image of a narrow angle, coffee cup and the mathematical symbol of pi.

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I get its reference to acute and pie, meaning a cutie pie.

But what on Earth is the coffee cup supposed to bring to the table?


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In one of the comments from the link provided, you'd see, "acute tea pie". So, it isn't necessarily a cup of coffee. A cup of tea, it is. Hence, 'A cutie pie'.

  • Perhaps I'm slow today but I still can't see how the cup of any beverage contributes here. If omitted, I still get a cutie pie when pronouncing. Am I mistaken on how to pronounce, perhaps mislead by already knowing the correct answer? Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 6:57
  • Maybe you have to be English to understand tea?
    – JavaLatte
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 7:09
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    'A cute' doesn't sound the same as 'a cutie', hence, tea is added. "Tea" is for the /ee/ sound.
    – shin
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 7:09
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    @KonradV - Without the beverage, this rebus would say: You are a cute pie – which is not what the person is trying to say!
    – J.R.
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 12:13
  • 2
    Yes, you're apparently mispronouncing acute. It's pronounced like "a cute" not like "a cutie".
    – Jon Hanna
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 14:48

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