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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%
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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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What's your reaction?

What do do or think or do when you hear someone say betta pronounced bay-ta? I'll say I get frustrated with their ingrnorace and stipidity, I mean if it was bay-ta it would be spelled beta. Seriously!

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 09:20 AM
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Actually, that's how I pronounce it. I can't say bet-tuh because it sounds like I'm saying better but with an accent.

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Oh, I see

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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 09:24 AM
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@Bloo: same here o.o...i dont know if its so much ignorance as just a different way of saying it...might depend on where people are from and such...
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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 09:26 AM
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Probably. I was in Florida when I got my first fish.

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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 03:49 PM
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Honestly when I got mine I thought they were 'bay-ta's. It wasn't until I read online that the pronunciation was wrong did I even have any clue. Even at most pet stores they look a little confused if I ask for bettas, ect. xD
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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 03:52 PM
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I pronouce it bay-ta, but spell (type) it betta. It just sticks in my head betta than saying it the normal way. XD see? I wouldnt get frustrated if someone said it the same way I do...

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post #8 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:06 PM
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I say "Bay-ta". Pronouncing the other way just sounds strange, even if it *is* correct. If you say you want a "Betta" fish, someone might just think there was something wrong with the one you had before. lol

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post #9 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:06 PM
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I've always said "bay-tuh". I spell it "betta" however. I don't think it's so much a right/wrong thing, no matter what people say about "bet-ta" being "correct" because that's how it's in the dictionary. It's regional, just like an accent, in my opinion.


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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:10 PM
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Bet-uh is correct, but I don't feel like getting angry or frustrated when I hear it pronounced otherwise. People aren't being malicious, they just don't know the right way to pronounce it. I correct them if it's appropriate to the situation and move on. Knowledge is a gift you can give other people.
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