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Poll: How do you pronounce the word 'router'?
Rooter (84)
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R-a-w-ter (19)
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Some other way (6)
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doublex
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Just wondering how people pronounce this word
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router is an the route of somthing, (i.e driving) er.

It simply routes traffic around.
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Why is there a poll? It is a word with a specific meaning, definition, and pronunciation as AT has pointed out.
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Because personally I've always pronounced it 'rooter', which is the intuitive choice, however 'r-o-w-ter' is the American version....
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(Original post by AT82)
router is an the route of somthing, (i.e driving) er.

It simply routes traffic around.
The second sentace I can understand, but is completely irrelevant, and the first sentance I can't even decipher.

(Original post by Moncal)
Why is there a poll? It is a word with a specific meaning, definition, and pronunciation as AT has pointed out.
The poll, as you may or may not have realised, is to find the answer to the question "How do you say 'router'?".

Yes there is a specific meaning, and definition. Thanks for pointing that out. The sky is blue also, yet you didn't mention that?
There isn't a specific pronounciation, as it varies between people/regions.

So next time you try and crap on a thread of mine, Moncal, think before you do to see if you actually have a point, ok?
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I unfortunately pronounce it the American way because the first time I heard it was on some the X-Box Live helpline where some foreign was speaking to me.

I try to pronounce it correctly now.
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Yes, it's roo-ter
An object that route's network traffic.

Row-ter
is something that Handy Andy uses to bevel MDF.
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Hehe, indeed Vlad. :rofl:
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The British pronunciation is roo-ter, but I pronounce it the American way for some odd reason, i.e. Row(as in Wow)-ter.
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Answer:

Americans are arses and say things wrong.
Any sensible person would call it a roo-ter.

Even Americans don't say rawt when describing a path they took in their car. Sounds more Yorkishire then American to me *shrugs*

Never heard anyone say rawter, and I don't think I ever will.
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(Original post by Steezy20)
Answer:

Americans are arses and say things wrong.
Any sensible person would call it a roo-ter.

Even Americans don't say rawt when describing a path they took in their car. Sounds more Yorkishire then American to me *shrugs*

Never heard anyone say rawter, and I don't think I ever will.
Actually, Americans use both root and rowt to describe the path taken from one point to another.

I'm sorry, Doublex, I thought you were asking how to say the word rather than surveying how others pronounce a word with apparently multiple pronunciations.
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(Original post by Moncal)
I'm sorry, Doublex, I thought you were asking how to say the word rather than surveying how others pronounce a word with apparently multiple pronunciations.
No worries pal.

Wow reading my post over again, I'm kinda agressive :p:
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(Original post by Moncal)
Actually, Americans use both root and rowt to describe the path taken from one point to another.
Indeed Americans do use 'rowt' to describe something path.

The first time I ever heard it said that way I though how ridiculous. (Out of interest the first time I heard it was on an episode of Star Trek:TNG....it was a season 7 episode about 3 episodes from the last ever. Lots of the story is taking place on the Holodeck as something has taken it over (turns out to be a new life form the Enterprise has created itself) Anyway, the over-taken Holodeck creates a steam train and the cast are on the train and end up in the engine bit. Anyway there is something wrong with the track ahead and the train has to be stopped and the engine driver guy says how they are going to have to 're-rowt' the train....remembering all that is sad...it could be worse though, I could remember the name of the episode...actually it might be called 'Emergence' or something like that
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I use both, normally I'll use "roo-ter", but I've I've heard the american way I'll use that in the conversation just to keep it simple.
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blatently roo ter??
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Roaowter?
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sadly, i have ive always pronounced it rowter
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I always thought the Americans used rout (route with no 'e') as well as route
and not root and rowt.

Oh by the way 'rooter'
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Normally 'rowter', as if I try to say 'rooter' it usually comes out as 'wooter'...

Blast my silly voice!
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(Original post by ancient1)
I always thought the Americans used rout (route with no 'e') as well as route
and not root and rowt.

Oh by the way 'rooter'
We say every word any way that we can get away with.
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