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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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