Which one is the correct pronunciation for the word route - "root" or "rowt"?
"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.
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.
I hear the words about 50/50 in the US
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".