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How do you pronounce "router"?
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rossi46



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked the router machine for a PCB company for a lot of years. It was called the r out er

I call my networking device the same.

In my house it's called the rOWTer
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lis



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

router as in route 66.
In the Netherlands sometimes.
Or router as in how-do-you-do.

Why do you want to know anyway ?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pronounce it as option 2 = R oot er.

Or in my native Geordie/Northumbrian = R-oot-ah.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: How do you pronounce "router"? Reply with quote

spottedcat wrote:
Router (as in networking) derives from 'route' in the sense of a 'way, road, or course of travel or passage from one place to another'. In Blighty, route is pronounced 'root', because the word is derived from the French, and that's how they pronounce it. (I think.)


I wonder if the French words "rue" (street) and "route" (highway) have the same root (sic Wink )? They have the same "oo" pronunciation.

Meanwhile, how do you pronounce rute? (That's as in the Linux guide, not the Spanish town, in case you were wondering.)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:39 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How do you pronounce "router"? Reply with quote

I noticed a comment in a linux startup dmesg once that said "route me harder" who says geeks have no sense of humour? (they were right, by the way)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always said it r-oot-r not sure why, must of picked it up from somewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r-oot-er for me too. But thinking about it, I think the yanks are right, in that:

I'm going outside to behead a spammer. I don't say, going ootside. So router like ouch just seems correct.

But then theres loads of words like that where I think actually the yanks are probably right. But being English means I can just pull out the trump card, "feck off, we invented the frickin language, don't tell me how to frickin speak it!!!!!!!"

ehhh, or something..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, never say that the Americans are right, it gives them big heads Smile If Canadians say it the same way, and we do in this case, say "The Canadians are right". We will probably just say sorry anyway Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So 'oo finks they can spell the "oo" sahnd then:

fruit boot shoe two through pooh flue
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, but i probably would say "Im gannin ootside"

He he
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you pronounce "router"? Reply with quote

donoreo wrote:
How do you pronounce router?

1. r out r
2. r oot r

I have only heard 1 until the other day when I heard rooter being used.


1. R out er = an electrical carpentr device that etches or engraves into wood
2. R oot er = An electrical device used to acces the tinternet.

Thats how i pronounces them anyways.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: RE: Re: How do you pronounce "router"? Reply with quote

Both are r out er in Australia.

R oot er is something you do with a girl Wink
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