I honestly don't think it's a HUGE deal, I'm just a little OCD and feel that if you want people to take you seriously and you actually know something about bettas, you should at least pronounce it correctly, you know? At least that's what I do.
It's kind of like an English teacher with bad grammar... I just have a hard time taking people seriously if they can't pronounce what they're talking about correctly. If they say they don't know a thing about betta fish then it's fine if they can't pronounce it. It's the reason why I looked up the pronunciation of "plakat" when I first got into bettas. I didn't know how to pronounce it so I took a minute of my time to learn to pronounce it correctly.
But when you've pronounced something wrong for a long time, then it takes a little bit to condition yourself to pronounce it correctly.
Like I said, I can see why people say it's not a big deal, it's just something that bothers me a little. But I'm just that way - not everyone is as nit picky as me.
Btw, thanks for the random facts, lol :)
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