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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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I call them bet-ta's normally but when I'm in my LPS I refer to them as bay-tas otherwise most of the kiddies/employees in there wouldn't know what the hell I was talking about. Sad, eh? (Yes, I'm Canadian too.)

I said bet-ta to one employee and she just kind of stared at me until I said 'Uhm... bay-ta?'. Then she acted like I was the idiot not pronouncing it correctly, while she emphasized the incorrect pronunciation further into our enthralling conversation. LOL

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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Lol guys! Cool.

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post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 06:33 PM
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I always thought it was Bay-tuh
me too... thats the way i always thought it was.

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http://www.answers.com/topic/betta

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Betta

Click on either of those and you can hear the correct pronunciation.

Bay-tuh is Beta not Betta. Also it is not Bed-duh or Bed-uh.

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post #25 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 07:04 PM
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lol NO ONE knows what a betta is here in south florida... its all about 'fighting fish' and i say bay-tuh. I hate saying betah.... ew. Bay-tuh. I love it. the only animal with the 'Uhhh..." sound in its name XD

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post #26 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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I do say Bay-tuh, but I've been saying that all of my life, and continue to say it that way.

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post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 08:20 AM
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beta (bay-tuh) is a greek letter. It annoys e when my grandparents call and say, "How are your bay-tuh fish?" I don't have the heart to correct them. :)

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post #28 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 01:01 PM
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i say it both ways.

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post #29 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 01:04 PM
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Americans say 'hawt' instead of 'hot'

I loved working at a fishing camp and discussing stuff like this with all of our southern visitors.
NUH UH! i dont sat hawt i say hot

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post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 11:36 PM
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Some people here say "over ere" instead of "over there." lol
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