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    How do you pronounce this word?
    Not a very common word but more and more common these days...
    In Canada, in my networking classes, noone would agree...does it seem obvious to you Brits?

    Should Router sound like
    "Rooter"
    "Row ter" (row as in an argument)
    ?
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    I say it like Rooter
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    For me 'row ter'. I have no idea why, but that's my gut feeling on how it should be said... I'm probably wrong though
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    How do you pronounce this word?
    Not a very common word but more and more common these days...
    In Canada, in my networking classes, noone would agree...does it seem obvious to you Brits?

    Should Router sound like
    "Rooter"
    "Row ter" (row as in an argument)
    ?
    they are two different things spelt the same and pronounce differently

    "root er" is the thing you found on a network

    "row ter" is the thing you use for woodwork

    i do computing and woodwork, and we always have this convosation in class :rolleyes:
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    'Rowter' is the YANK way. 'Rooter' is the English way.

    Edit: I remember been taught this by a network eng. in Year 9 work experience :rolleyes:
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    Row-ter.
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    'Rooter'
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    :rolleyes: who cares?did we really need another thread for another word?
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    they are two different things spelt the same and pronounce differently

    "root er" is the thing you found on a network

    "row ter" is the thing you use for woodwork

    i do computing and woodwork, and we always have this convosation in class :rolleyes:
    Thanks for that explanation. So the thing used for woodwork is spelt "router"?
    What is it anyway?

    So to say "rowter" when referring to the networking device is incorrect?
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    :rolleyes: who cares?did we really need another thread for another word?
    Yes!

    Otherwise you wouldn't have felt the need to post.

    Or to try to claim that pronouncing Scone as SCON was posh on that thread
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Yes!

    Otherwise you wouldn't have felt the need to post.

    Or to try to claim that pronouncing Scone as SCON was posh on that thread
    fair enough. i'll leave u to it
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    (Original post by capslock)
    'Rowter' is the YANK way. 'Rooter' is the English way.

    Edit: I remember been taught this by a network eng. in Year 9 work experience :rolleyes:
    I'm not so sure it's simply yank/british.
    I've heard "rowter" in the US a lot but I know Americans that say "Rooter". I think a lot of Americans just pronounced it wrong to start with and it caught on...
    in Canada, they're even more confused.
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Thanks for that explanation. So the thing used for woodwork is spelt "router"?
    What is it anyway?

    So to say "rowter" when referring to the networking device is incorrect?
    i'm not quite sure what its for, i think its for rounding off edges.

    they are both spelt router, but just say differently.

    as far as i know, when people say "rowter" they're refering to the woodwork tool. but because its sually pretty obviously what you're talkin about. so it dont really matter.

    and its pretty mixed up now.
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    When making a journey, you don't plan your Rowt!! you plan your route!!
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    When making a journey, you don't plan your Rowt!! you plan your route!!
    dont accpet my explaination then :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Thanks for that explanation. So the thing used for woodwork is spelt "router"?
    What is it anyway?

    So to say "rowter" when referring to the networking device is incorrect?
    It's a handheld device which makes grooves, usually for wood-construction joints. Oh, the memories of GCSE DT.
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    dont accpet my explaination then :rolleyes:
    that was aimed at the yank pronunciation comment
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    well....tomaytoe tomatoe. it might be both, but i say the root way
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    This word is really bugging me.

    In Australia, they say "rooter" but apparently, because "root" is a rude word over there, some strict Christians use the alternative "rowter" pronounciation
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    (Original post by neha p)
    well....tomaytoe tomatoe. it might be both, but i say the root way
    yeah but tahst just american :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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