Okay first of all, I've got a few things I'd like to point out:
1. I know there are already threads similar to this...
2. I used to pronounce Betta wrong for the longest time.
3. I know members here still do, even though they know they're pronouncing wrong, because it sounds weird.
Anyways, after joining this site I decided to start forcing myself to pronounce "betta" as "bet-uh" rather than "bay-tuh" or "bay-duh". It was weird at first but now I'm completely used to it and get strange looks when I pronounce Betta the proper way (if it were supposed to be pronounced "Bay-tuh", it would be spelled "beta").
I don't know. I know a lot of people don't care or just don't know how to pronounce it or think it sounds weird to pronounce it correctly, but it just kind of bothers me because I'm a huge proper English/grammar freak.
But what really brought me to make this thread is that I was watching videos on YouTube of users making videos on "How to Set Up a Betta Tank" in little unheated half gallon bowls, and thinking that these people look/sound ridiculous when they're talking like they know everything and they aren't even pronouncing Betta correctly.
Maybe it's just me? Lol.
P.S. I wish I could be "God of the Internet" for a day, so I could go through and delete every single video and website that have those misconceptions about betta care on them.