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    (Original post by kieshaxxx)
    Oh yes, I've heard that before.

    I'm going to California in 9 days
    Lucky you...
    Frisco baby? lol
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    (Original post by neha p)
    yh, dont blame you! :rolleyes:
    edit: i TOLD you you shouldnt look at me, only causes pain to the eyes!
    eye still hurting...
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Lucky you...
    Frisco baby? lol
    Lol, indeed. But then I think we are travelling upwards to Alaska and so on.
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    (Original post by kieshaxxx)
    Lol, indeed. But then I think we are travelling upwards to Alaska and so on.
    Upwards? It's going to be a long trip... Got to go through Oregon, Washington and even British Columbia...
    I suppose it'll be a direct flight to Anchorage, right? Or are you travelling through those states/provinces?
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    Interesting, interesting...

    On this webpage, they suggest "rooter" as the standard pronunciation. You can even hear a yank pronounce it that way.

    http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/r/r0324800.html

    The trouble with the US, is that they just pronounce words the way they feel like it. There is no standard pronunciation. They don't learn to read the same way either. When they read "router", they probably decompose it into "rout" and "er" and "rout" looks like "out" so it's quite simple. Anyone else would probably see "rou" and then "ter".
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Interesting, interesting...

    On this webpage, they suggest "rooter" as the standard pronunciation.
    Yes. And then 5mm to the right they suggest "rowter".
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    even in the US, the two pronunciations can be heard. It's a bit of an East coast/West coast issue.
    ...but you don't get your kicks on 'rowt' 66!
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    I said rowter as I thoughr we were talking about the tool.
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    From that dictionary site:

    http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/pron/F0349600.wav
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    (Original post by Zapsta)
    Yes. And then 5mm to the right they suggest "rowter".
    yeh both pronunciations are accepted according to them. Just pointed out the fact that in the recording they chose "rooter".
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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)
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    for a route as in a route to get somewhere americans say rowte. Therefore british people should say rooter whilst americans say rowter.
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    (Original post by iiikewldude)
    for a route as in a route to get somewhere americans say rowte. Therefore british people should say rooter whilst americans say rowter.
    I'm pretty sure they say "Root 66".
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    "router" pronounced rowter is also a woodworking tool and it usually pronounced the same way both sides of the pond
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    I'm pretty sure they say "Root 66".
    yeah but they say 'which rowte should we take to the shop?'
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    (Original post by iiikewldude)
    yeah but they say 'which rowte should we take to the shop?'
    to be honest, I'm not even sure they use that word very often.
 
 
 
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