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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 #21 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Littlebittyfish View Post
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 #22 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 06:49 PM
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i'm way country, so even saying it "bet-tuh" comes out as "Bey-tuh". >.>;
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post #23 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:00 PM
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I say Bay-tuh...

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post #24 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:23 PM
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saying Bay-tuh or bet-tah doesn't really matter to me. I pronounce it bay-tuh, but IMO it's like saying tomatoe or tohm-atoe. Bet-tah may be the correct way to say it, but I prefer bay-tah as incorrect as it is, seeing as bet-tah sounds stupid when people actually say it... sort of like when people say " I dived off the bridge yesterday." sure, dived is the correct past tense of dive, but dove sounds better and more intelligent that dived, hence why you'll hear that more coming from people, even though it's incorrect.

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post #25 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:32 PM
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I have cousins that say stuff like "them beans ain't no good". That is not correct English.
Bay-tuh or bet-tuh, it doesn't bother me. I do say bet-tuh, though.
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post #26 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:41 PM
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post #27 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:45 PM
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o3o *is country enough to say "them beans"* xD

i though dove WAS the past tense of dive. o.0
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post #28 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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i hate it when people contantly nitpick the way i say things but thats just my opinion

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post #29 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 08:16 PM
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I find it to be rude to suddenly correct someone out of nowhere. As I said though in my mind bay-ta is the informal/common way of saying betta and bet-ta is the formal/scientific way of saying betta. Basically to me there's no right or wrong answer.

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post #30 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 09:18 PM
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I love when people talk like "them beans"! It's so adorable x3

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