Contest!   |   Log in   |   Sign Up   |   Take a Tour


Open a Case
 
Open case
Open a Case
Member Login
Banner
Related

Judgment
   
The Wall

Boyfriends parents
Snowfox
    Snowfox: Trying to tell me I need to leave

Time remaining
August 23, 2017 08:49
ROBOT PRONUNCIATION
Alice`s Argument
Alice

Send a message    Add to My Friends    Open a case against Alice
I contend that the proper pronunciation of "robot" is RO-BOT but a certain someone always insists on using RO-BIT instead.

I agree that RO-BIT is funny but ONLY when used very, very sparingly, and it is never the PROPER pronunciation. When used all the time it becomes obnoxious and loses any chance at being funny.

RO-BOT should be used in every day speech as it is the correct pronunciation!

Clearly those who can pronounce the word correctly are the most informed about the upcoming robot invasion. How can you fight the future when you can't even use the English language properly?


JoshuaBS`s Argument
JoshuaBS
Send a message    Add to My Friends    Open a case against JoshuaBS
The Rowbit pronounciation more clearly states your fear of the upcoming Robot uprising, where as Row-Bot pronunciation shows you are ignorant of the dangers of modern robotics.

Case Information
Views: 5995

Rating 4.33 (3 total):
82% of People thought Alice was Wrong (11 total votes)
Category Miscellaneous
Case was closed on August 27, 2007 08:01
Tags: robots, pronunciation
URL:  Copy to Clipboard

Save to Favorites Save to Favorites    Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate    Send to Friend Send to Friend

Did you enjoy this case? Please bookmark it onto:
Digg! Reddit! Del.icio.us! Spurl! Wists! Simpy! Newsvine! Blinklist! Furl! Fark! Blogmarks! Yahoo! Smarking!
Socialmarker
 COMMENTS AND RESPONSES
BybeeMatt   1891 days 12 hours 41 min. ago
Abbot, ballot, bigot, carrot, harlot... there are a lot of words in the english language that end in ot but commonly get an "it" pronunciation. I think "row-bit" is probably a legit secondary pronunciation, and may have been more common in the past, as evidenced by this old episode of the twilight zone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lonely_(The_Twilight_Zone)
DTMaximus   3645 days 17 hours 52 min. ago
Interestingly enough, you're BOTH wrong... according to the dictionary, the pronunciation is ROW-BUT. (The upside down "e" is pronounced like the "u" in BUT... look up "but" in the dictionary.)

BTW... I still have no idea what the pronunciation of the word has to do wtih the dangers of modern robotics... a rose is a rose, people!
lester   3662 days 13 hours 2 min. ago
While as an American southerner I say "rowbot", I agree with hstencil that the original pronunciation is probably closer to "rowbit".

Dictionary.com's (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/robot) got an audio file that should clear this up if you have a membership there. They say "roh-buht"
hstencil   3663 days 18 hours 8 min. ago
neither of you are czech, so i think this should be thrown out!
Joshua   3663 days 18 hours 10 min. ago
Obviously row-BOT.

Would you like to comment?
Join Us for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.