Lol yeah, I agree. Although I know how to properly pronounce it and do so on occasion, the problem comes in when people start to think I'm trying to say "Better" and I know that had been on the subject before. I can't help the accents we've got up here in NE (although I really don't feel like it's much of an "accent", my you others towards the south and west think it's different?)
We also don't have enough of a Betta community here so they would legit have no idea what I'm saying, although I do try to inform people as much as I can. I know it can be aggravating but you also have to remember that Betta is actually a Thai word, it's not from the English language as far as I know (perhaps I am wrong though?) and there for like when anyone tries to speak a different language, they are going to mess it up.
I know it's still frustrating still, but because of my area I don't think it would really allow me to even start thinking about pronouncing Betta properly. And then I go in this vicious circle because as I completely understand you and the desire for things to be pronounced correctly, and then on the flip side, people would literally not be able to understand me. haha, it is a difficult subject.
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