How do you pronounce "router"?

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Postby rossi46 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:01 pm

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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Postby lis » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:17 pm

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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Postby GeordieJedi » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:29 pm

I pronounce it as option 2 = R oot er.

Or in my native Geordie/Northumbrian = R-oot-ah.
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Re: RE: How do you pronounce "router"?

Postby guy » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:53 pm

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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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:39 pm

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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Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:07 pm

I have always said it r-oot-r not sure why, must of picked it up from somewhere.
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Postby nordle » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:11 am

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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Postby donoreo » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:32 pm

Um, never say that the Americans are right, it gives them big heads :) 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 :)
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Postby guy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:20 pm

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

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Postby GeordieJedi » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:36 pm

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

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Re: How do you pronounce "router"?

Postby maxien78 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:02 pm

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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Postby ollie » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:50 am

Both are r out er in Australia.

R oot er is something you do with a girl ;-)
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