[LINK] terrabit per second internet

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Wed Sep 9 09:50:28 AEST 2009

On Wednesday 09 September 2009 08:38, Roger Clarke wrote:
> ...  the word 'route' has been pronounced 'rowte' in the 
> Australian military for a very long time.
> It's very difficult to sustain credibility in front of your troops if 
> you say something like 'and for your final exercise prior to 
> graduating as a driver, instead of me planning where you're 
> driving tomorrow, you can all route yourselves'.

Ahh...  my father was in the Army Reserve before WWII but never in the regular army, so I suppose that's where he picked it up.  In those days I think things were very proper in the Reserve, and I suppose the language reflected English Army usage.

This is way off-topic, but anyone interested in the English language could do worse than read Bill Bryson's "Mother Tongue" (Penguin).  It's stunningly well researched and very readable.


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