How to pronounce route?

Which one is the correct pronunciation for the word route - "root" or "rowt"?

Jun 18, 2014 2:00 AM
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"Root" in the UK

But both pronunciations "root" and "rowt" are common in the US.

I think "root" is more common in the eastern US and "rowt" more common in the west.

June 18, 2014

I always used to say 'rowt' when I was younger, but my dad always corrected me, saying it was wrong. It's interesting to see that both are used in the US.

June 18, 2014

I hear the words about 50/50 in the US

June 18, 2014

Both are fine.  In the US, "root" is used more in reference to a particular road, while "rowt" refers more to the path or direction traveled. 




He drove to California on "Root" 66.  It was not the fastest "Rowt".

June 18, 2014


June 18, 2014