[svlug] Pronunciation of cron

William Black 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,
just
> 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...

--bj

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