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?


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? – Konrad Viltersten Mar 8 '16 at 6:57
  • Maybe you have to be English to understand tea? – JavaLatte Mar 8 '16 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 Mar 8 '16 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. Mar 8 '16 at 12:13
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    Yes, you're apparently mispronouncing acute. It's pronounced like "a cute" not like "a cutie". – Jon Hanna Mar 8 '16 at 14:48

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