Robot /ro.bit/

Scot LaFaive scotlafaive at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 29 03:28:04 UTC 2007

Being a fan of cheesy sci-fi flicks from the 50's and 60's, I've noticed
that "robot" is sometimes pronounced as /ro.bit/. Was there a real
occurrence of this pronunciation back in the day? Is there one still? I
don't believe I've heard it anywhere outside robot cinema.
In case anyone would like a reference, I recently heard this in
"Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster." A must see!


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