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  Reply # 836286 13-Jun-2013 13:07
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old3eyes: I would like to know how the poms get "left" out of "lieut" Must have been some toffee nosed snob a couple of hundred years ago that couldn't pronounce lieutenant and called it lefttenant. But like getting clark from the spelling of clerk.. If anyone can barstidize the English launguage of the years it's the Poms..


Its a Norman word. 

Lieutenant is a French word (from memory), I think lieu means place and tenant means 'holding'. 




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  Reply # 836536 13-Jun-2013 19:33
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old3eyes: I would like to know how the poms get "left" out of "lieut" Must have been some toffee nosed snob a couple of hundred years ago that couldn't pronounce lieutenant and called it lefttenant. But like getting clark from the spelling of clerk.. If anyone can barstidize the English launguage of the years it's the Poms..


Its a Norman word. 

Lieutenant is a French word (from memory), I think lieu means place and tenant means 'holding'. 


Correct.  How do the frogs pronounce it??




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  Reply # 836550 13-Jun-2013 20:28
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old3eyes:
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old3eyes: I would like to know how the poms get "left" out of "lieut" Must have been some toffee nosed snob a couple of hundred years ago that couldn't pronounce lieutenant and called it lefttenant. But like getting clark from the spelling of clerk.. If anyone can barstidize the English launguage of the years it's the Poms..


Its a Norman word. 

Lieutenant is a French word (from memory), I think lieu means place and tenant means 'holding'. 


Correct.  How do the frogs pronounce it??


Lieutenant.   :)




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  Reply # 836551 13-Jun-2013 20:34
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old3eyes: I would like to know how the poms get "left" out of "lieut" Must have been some toffee nosed snob a couple of hundred years ago that couldn't pronounce lieutenant and called it lefttenant. But like getting clark from the spelling of clerk.. If anyone can barstidize the English launguage of the years it's the Poms..


So heard this today about where Pom ( Pomme) derived from....
Basic derivation is from rhyming slang.

Immigrant --> Jim (Jimmy) Grant
Jimmy Grant --> Tommy Grant
Tommy Grant --> pomegranate
Pomegranate --> Pom (Pomme, pommie)

Rooter. Person what roots mobiles.
Two very different meanings right there.

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  Reply # 836796 14-Jun-2013 12:26
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I'm not sure who's rhyming slang that is from, but I doubt it is Cockney slang. CS is a high context language and I think back in the day most east enders would have never heard of a pomegranate let alone seen one.




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  Reply # 836805 14-Jun-2013 12:37
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So whats the verdict on this one?

Rooter is the correct pronunciation.
We just don't say that here because it sounds funny?




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Klipspringer: So whats the verdict on this one?

Rooter is the correct pronunciation.
We just don't say that here because it sounds funny?


Yep, on balance, I think that pretty much sums it up.

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Klipspringer: So whats the verdict on this one?

Rooter is the correct pronunciation.
We just don't say that here because it sounds funny?


Yep, on balance, I think that pretty much sums it up.


It's the kiwi way :)  Do what you think is about right.  We are not a nation concerned with the "correct" way of doing things.

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  Reply # 836863 14-Jun-2013 14:46
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How do you pronounce this Router then?

Router

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sittingduckz: How do you pronounce this Router then?

Router

Got me - I call this a row-ter because I'd only ever seen one in operation on US DIY TV programs.  We need a chippie to answer that.




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Ma-key-ta
(someone had to say it)

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  Reply # 837079 14-Jun-2013 23:26
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rowter is wrong. rooter is wrong. rooster is wrong. router is right. Like 'outer' with an 'r'. Just how it's spelled.

But so long as people understand you what does it matter?

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sittingduckz: How do you pronounce this Router then?

Router


rotor :p.

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sittingduckz: How do you pronounce this Router then?

Router


This Kiwi's builder-dad and also her builder-hubby both call it a R-out-er (vowel usage not syllabification)




<- don't ask me where I am - I haven't a clue: its a tech thing ;)
Housewife computerer: not particularly great at either. 
And don't take me too seriously. 


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xpd: "Rowter"

Ask the English to pronounce Subaru...

Well nobody pronounces Subaru like the Japanese anyway.

Routers don't quite function like a map reader so its kind of a diverged from the original meaning of the word. I think its the only word I'm happy to go with the Americans on, since they mostly created the whole concept of internetworking. And too many rooters doing their thing under my desk sounds a bit uncomfortable.




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