Plecostomus means "folded mouth". I agree that it doesn't really matter so long as you are communicating your point.Firefly's Love said:I say pleh-ko. I'm from New Hampshire and the woman I learned it from also said it this way.
I can't find anything on the etymology of the word, other than that 'stomus' is from the Greek word for mouth. But if we're going with modern Latin pronunciation, I'd say the short "eh" sound is correct. But as long as you can communicate what you're saying, it isn't that big of a deal. (Although the people who say 'bet-ah' for betta do drive me a little batty)
Six of one, half dozen of the other in my opinion. It also depends on the situation.chromedome52 said:I rarely bother to correct this one, as it is a losing battle. But if I think the person deserves to be annoyed, I might do it anyway.