[svlug] Pronunciation of cron
wjblack at yahoo.com
Wed May 15 20:32:12 PDT 2002
--- William R Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:
> Here's another one: "router". As in the networking
> hardware. Or "route" as in a route across the
> network. I say "rowter"/"rowt" even though when
> talking about a highway I might say "root". IME,
> about nobody says "rooter" for networking hardware.
> I wonder why?
Too easily associated with cleaning out pipes. No
matter how high-paid a plumber may be, computer
hardware folk don't want to be associated with them
that way. Another guess, but maybe a safer one than
my phoneme one...
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