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Old 09-25-04, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arugment over a word "Peta"

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The other day me and my friends were aruging on how the word is pronounced. We dont know if its Pet-a Or Pe-ta/pita lol. So i was wondering if someone knew excalty how its said

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Old 09-25-04, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say Pet - ta. Anyone out there a linguist?
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Old 09-25-04, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol my bet is also on pet-a but my friends on the other had think its pita lol

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I'm saying its' Peta (pita).

It's an acronym, and you're actually SAYING the letter 'e' right?

right.
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I've always said peetah as well.
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I've always said peetah as well.
Diddo here.
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Yes, PETA is said like "Pita" and it means People Eating Tasty Animals i beleive .
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Chunky, that's funny. I've always tried to avoid allowing PETA into my thoughts, but if I must, I pronounced it Pee-tah. Right or wrong? Who reeeealy cares?
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Hey

The other day me and my friends were aruging on how the word is pronounced. We dont know if its Pet-a Or Pe-ta/pita lol. So i was wondering if someone knew excalty how its said

Thanks

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First off, the phrase is, “The other day my friends and I …” Sorry, just had to say that

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I'm saying its' Peta (pita).

It's an acronym, and you're actually SAYING the letter 'e' right?

right.
This is the reason it is pronounced “pee-tah”. The organisation uses the acronym PeTA.

But a good example of why it is pee-tah and not pet-tah is that a single consonant following a vowel gives the vowel a long sound (eg: bat is not pronounced “bate”, cat is not “kate”). When a vowel is followed by double consonants or a second vowel, the vowel takes a short sound (eg: betta is “bet-tah” not “bee-tah”, litter is not “lite-ter”. See above for the second vowel examples). So for PeTA to be “pet-tah is would have to be spelled Petta.

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Yes, PETA is said like "Pita" and it means People Eating Tasty Animals i beleive .
Usually I ignore this stale joke but please consider that some people take the killing of animals for food as a serious moral issue. Every time someone cracks that PeTA joke, they are down playing someone’s beliefs. It would be different if the joke was “people terrorizing animal-lab-technicians” or something. No one slaps anti-abortionists in the face with dead baby jokes so consider the same thing with animal rightists – even if you don’t agree.
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My belief: If God didn't mean for us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat. Oh, and peetah, not pet-ah.
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Old 09-26-04, 06:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Usually I ignore this stale joke but please consider that some people take the killing of animals for food as a serious moral issue. Every time someone cracks that PeTA joke, they are down playing someone’s beliefs. It would be different if the joke was “people terrorizing animal-lab-technicians” or something. No one slaps anti-abortionists in the face with dead baby jokes so consider the same thing with animal rightists – even if you don’t agree.
Well you're kinda on the wrong website to have that attitude. The members of the board are responsable for the deths of hundreds may thousands of animals a day for food. Plus the animals kept by members are bread for profit and caged.
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Just have respect for other people's beliefs. You don't have to agree with them but let them walk their path and you walk yours.
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Okay, i think meow got his/her answer.. Let's just leave it at that now and forget the debate of whether the consumption of animals is right or wrong..

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