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"Rowter" is a very american pronunciation of it ...
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(Original post by SamTheMan)
This word is really bugging me.

In Australia, they say "rooter" but apparently, because "root" is a rude word other there, some strict Christians use the alternative "rowter" pronounciation
like i said, tomaytoe, tomatoe.
it probably depends on your accent then
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(Original post by neha p)
like i said, tomaytoe, tomatoe.
it probably depends on your accent then
but without the 'e'
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(Original post by kieshaxxx)
"Rowter" is a very american pronunciation of it ...
(Original post by neha p)
like i said, tomaytoe, tomatoe. it probably depends on your accent then
grrr! why does no one listen to my explaination :rolleyes:
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grrr! why does no one listen to my explaination
ok, sorry
what is it. explain properly
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ok, sorry
what is it. explain properly
(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:
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ok, iv listened now..happy?! :rolleyes:
i agree though, they have different meanings
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ok, iv listened now..happy?! :rolleyes:
nope, go away!
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Well most computing terms are spelt the American way, so why not pronounced the American way?
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Rewter, for the computer type and Rowter for the power tool.
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nope, go away!
ooo, wing is a bit moody!hehe
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(Original post by kieshaxxx)
"Rowter" is a very american pronunciation of it ...
even in the US, the two pronunciations can be heard. It's a bit of an East coast/West coast issue.
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ooo, wing is a bit moody!hehe
only when i see you!

nah i'm always moody
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Well most computing terms are spelt the American way, so why not pronounced the American way?
there is no american way, that's why. What computing terms are spelt the American way anyway? Apart from the "color" attribute in HTML...
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only when i see you!
yh, dont blame you! :rolleyes:
edit: i TOLD you you shouldnt look at me, only causes pain to the eyes!
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even in the US, the two pronunciations can be heard. It's a bit of an East coast/West coast issue.
Really? Did you live in America for a while or something?
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In Australia, a rooter is someone who ****s...interesting. :rolleyes:
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Really? Did you live in America for a while or something?
yes but only in New England. They're a bit weird up there.
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there is no american way, that's why. What computing terms are spelt the American way anyway? Apart from the "color" attribute in HTML...
All terms in HTML (color, center, etc), but I was thinking more program, disk, and anything else that is spelt differently across the Atlantic. "Route" in normal, everyday language I was always under the impression was pronounced "rowt" in America. Therefore it follows that the accepted, American pronounciation of router would be "rowter".
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yes but only in New England. They're a bit weird up there.
Oh yes, I've heard that before.

I'm going to California in 9 days
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