Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?
It's not really that. Where I'm from, some people say "rowt" and some people say "root". But the song Route 66 pronounces it "root", so that's what we all just say, even if we pronounce the word "rowt" every other time.
Originally Posted by mips
Also, where I'm from, we have interstates, state roads, county roads, etc. We don't have any roads around here called "Route" something, so I don't know what I would call a road like that. Probably "root", even though I really pronounce the word "rowt". If I'm talking about the GPS device calculating a route, I pronounce it "rowt". But every once in a while, you'll run across people here who pronounce it "root".
What gets me is when people pronounce "data" with a short 'a' sound, and "status" with a long 'a' sound.
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