Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sun Jun 23 22:36:42 UTC 2002

>Class or register?


>The different pronunciations may have more to do with socio-economic levels
>than geography.  In New York, anyway, you typically heard news reporters,
>e.g., saying "root." When I worked in the Post Office in Queens in the 1970s,
>on the other hand, the mail carriers universally refrred to their delivery
>routes as "routs."
>Steve Boatti

Dennis R. Preston
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