"Root" or "Rowt"?
Do you pronounce "route" (as in, "Route 44 Diet Coke") "root" or "rowt"? [780 votes total]

"Root", of course! (558)
"Rowt"! Duh. (176)
I don't visit Sonic. I have more class than that. (15)
I have no opinion. I just want to vote. (31)

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Posted By: stella

Posted On: Aug 14, 2014
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Posted By: dana michelle

Posted On: Jan 12, 2005
Views: 646
"Root" Or "Rowt"?

I always thought the pronunciation was regional, but apparently not.

I think I use "root" in about 95% of the situations that I am required to say the word out loud, but every now and then, I catch myself saying "rowt". Probably because I've heard other people say it that way, and it's stuck somewhere in the recesses of my brain like a bad penny. And I know at work I do intentionally say "rowt" when I am talking about forwarding written information to several individuals (as in, "rowt" this magazine to the members of the Operations Team.)

The song "Route 66" came to mind immediately for me too. Also the old 60's TV series. I think when you are talking about a roadway, it should be "root".

Posted By: Kay

Posted On: Jan 11, 2005
Views: 687
"Root or Rowt"

I am glad to know that there are other's that wondered the same thing. I know I am always right (snort) and it looks like the community is going with the correct "root" pronunciation!!
I went to a Sonic once that repeated it back to me "rowt" and I go you mean "root?" bwahahahaha!!

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