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Thread #132499 Message #3998971
Posted By: leeneia
03-Jul-19 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Many people are inconsistent in their pronunciation of "route." On YouTube videos about pronunciation, they say that a highway is called a "root", but that in the stock phrase "If you want to go that route..." they make it rhyme with "out".
Such people are from both sides of the pond. I do it too.
Long ago there was a TV show called "Root 66." I bet its theme song had a lot to do with the preference for the oo sound today.