How do you pronounce the word “route,” a way or course from point A to point B?
Depends on the day for me.
Both depending on what I an referring to.
I find, or take, or map a generic “rowt”.
But in identifying a particular stretch of road - it is “Root” 66
Huh, you know, I do the same. Didn’t even realize it.
I used to say rowt, but it comes from French, I have a hard time not wanting to pronounce it root. I pronounce it root when followed by a number, and in the expression en route (is that really an expression? It's not on route?), but sometimes when used elsewhere I slip up.
Help! Zod m's comment sounds authoritative. I am tired of using both. Your thoughts.
I think there’s a 1 after his name...let’s try this.
Yes, there's a 1. I pronounce it "rout" except when I'm singing "Route 66." (Root). Let me check my sources...
Strangely, root is the #1 pronunciation and rout is the alternate. So I'll go with the experts!
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Root unless I'm saying "on route to ____" or using it as a verb.
I also say rad-iator instead of raid-iator, but I have a fading NJ accent.
I am Groot.
I used to work at a place called an ARTCC, which stands for Air Route Traffic Control Center. They are also known as "enroute facilities". Not once have I ever heard them called either air rowt traffic control centers or enrowt facilities. I never offered revised rowting or changes in the rowt. Always root. The only time I routinely hear route pronounced rowt is in regard to the device between the modem and the switch, called a rowter. Except in England, where it actually is called a rooter. English English is funny.
OMG- that is perfect. Any future summer adventures will be on ROOT 66.
"The only time I routinely hear route pronounced rowt..."
ROFL. Read it out loud and you'll hear a longer word trying to muscle in on the controversy.
I love it, Zod, whether intentional or accidental! 😃
Dat's rowt, bro!
Sorry Tom, you have to give Zod 2 Points and at least one G Star.
i use both
Rowt. I sometimes use root for proper names.
I think mostly root, but I've probably used rowt as well
I use the rowt pronunciation only in technology, for the device router, to route something.
Rowt, unless we're talking about Root 66.