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Topic # 120758 12-Jun-2013 14:21
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It's easy enough discussing them here on a forum, or ordering them online, but when you wander into Dick Smith or PB Technologies etc, how do you ask for one?

As a heavily US influenced indudtry, I imagine the majority would pronounce it "rowter".  But then a US person, when talking about the route they would rive their car, would pronounce that "rowt" - so it's consistent.  We Kiwis would pronounce the car trip "root" and so, to be consistent we should call the little box with lights a "rooter".  Right?

Note, one of the set up instruction videos on unblock-us pronounces it "rooter" too.  I believe they're Canadians.  Does that mean the Canadians are with us on this?  Or should we all just take the easy way and go with the Americans?


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  Reply # 835814 12-Jun-2013 14:25
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  Reply # 835816 12-Jun-2013 14:26
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I only ever heard British folks saying "rooter" and everyone else saying "rowter" even here in New Zealand...

Although I do like to say "rooter" in the US, same as "zed", just to see their confused expressions...




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  Reply # 835819 12-Jun-2013 14:28
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Canadians also say "Aboot" so I wouldn't trust them.  But according to Wiktionary it is correctly pronounced "Rooter".

I've always said "Rowter" and that's all I hear others calling them here too.

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  Reply # 835822 12-Jun-2013 14:31
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freitasm: I only ever heard British folks saying "rooter" and everyone else saying "rowter" even here in New Zealand...

Although I do like to say "rooter" in the US, same as "zed", just to see their confused expressions...


Next time try saying "It's a bit muggy today". Tends to get them a wee bit jumpy

FWLIW, I say rowter.

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  Reply # 835834 12-Jun-2013 14:38
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freitasm: I only ever heard British folks saying "rooter" and everyone else saying "rowter" even here in New Zealand...



HAHA I have had this discussion many times with work collegues ...
In south africa we call it a rooter too...

I learnt pretty quickly after moving here that "rooter" actually means something else.

Anyway. To all those that pronounce it "rowter" ...
Whats that famous road in the states? Root 66 or route 66?

And what about the person that looks after a city or town. What is he or she called again? Definitely not a mayor? Or is it? LOL



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  Reply # 835837 12-Jun-2013 14:40
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Everyone in my team calls it a rooter

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  Reply # 835838 12-Jun-2013 14:41
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Well to add confusion you can have a row with someone, or you can plant a row of beans:- so which row-ter were you meaning??? ;)

Personally I say graph to rhyme with laugh said in the kiwi manner, not graf to rhyme with naff ;)




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  Reply # 835841 12-Jun-2013 14:50
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Its " roo - ter "

router

rooter
rooter
ROOTER!





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  Reply # 835843 12-Jun-2013 14:54
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Rowter if you're American, Rooter if you're not

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  Reply # 835850 12-Jun-2013 15:03
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r-out-er




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  Reply # 835864 12-Jun-2013 15:14
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"Rowter"

Ask the English to pronounce Subaru...




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  Reply # 835865 12-Jun-2013 15:15
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So the consensus is, there isn't really a consensus - but it seems rowter holds the majority in NZ.  Although, I guess that doesn't necessarily make it right.

I've always got "modem" (playing dumb) to fall back on.  Or even "r' <cough> "ter".

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  Reply # 835878 12-Jun-2013 15:28
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It's a rowter.

Anyone that says anything else is wrong.

end of discussion.



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  Reply # 835882 12-Jun-2013 15:34
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xpd: "Rowter"

Ask the English to pronounce Subaru...


I was always smile when I hear Kiwis pronounce subaru as Subaaarrroo Smile

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  Reply # 835895 12-Jun-2013 15:47
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LOL

well the POMs/UKers say it wrong.. they say rooter.. which sounds very lame and rude
cos its route (french word I believe) with a R on the end

just have to watch the UK the gadget show and wait for a item to show up


most people say rout -ter

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