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View Poll Results: What's your reaction to bay-ta?
Correct them nicely 5 14.71%
Get frustrated and correct them sharply 0 0%
Get frustrated at their ignorance but don't do anything 7 20.59%
Walk away 0 0%
Other 22 64.71%
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post #11 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:11 PM
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I say "bay-ta" and uhhh, I don't care if it's correct or not. Call me ignorant.
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post #12 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:21 PM
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+1 Angelic. :)

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post #13 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:22 PM
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shamefull enough i pronunce it bee-tah and my partner snaps at me everytime. i do it with out thinking. i ACTUALLY have to stop and THINK before i say it to get it correctly

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post #14 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:38 PM
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It's their choice on how to actually pronounce betta. I don't think there's a right or wrong answer on how to say the word because people are taught that it's pronounced bay-ta and there are some who are taught to pronounce it bet-ta. To me bay-ta is the common way of saying betta and bet-ta is the more formal/scientific way of saying it.

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post #15 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:09 PM
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^^Agreed.

Never in my life have I heard a person say bet-ta (I'm not saying that that isn't the correct pronunciation). Everyone, and I mean everyone around here says bay-tuh, and if I ever ask a pet-store employee if they have any specific type of "bet-ta" they give me funny looks.


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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:11 PM
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(oh oh oh i love ur dp Bettaslave) LMAO

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post #17 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:16 PM
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I wouldn't correct them or get frustrated, some people say things different, and bet-ta and bay-ta both make sense to me, as long as I understand what someone's talking about I could care less how they're pronouncing it.It's kind of like the way people pronounce tomato differently, I would probably never correct anyone on that either, I get what they mean. haha
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post #18 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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So sorry if I offended anyone. I would change the poll if I could, but I can't. Again sorry.

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post #19 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:37 PM
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Naw its fine, it's a kinda interesting thread :)

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post #20 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 05:37 PM
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I wasn't offended, I apologize if I sounded snappy. My mom actually pronouces betta as bay-ta, I always pronouced it bet-ta, for a long time I just figured I was the one saying it wrong! After awhile I just decided there was no right or wrong...kept me from going crazy!
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