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ro-but or ro-bot?

How do you pronounce the word, “robot”?

I’ve always know to say “ro-bot”. Two co-workers were discussing a riddle involving two robots and both of them have been saying, “ro-but” and it’s been driving me absolutely crazy. They keep saying it over and over. “ro-but, ro-but, ro-but” Aargh! For the record, I corrected them and they still are saying “ro-but”.

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Matt Maldre
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actually, that’s your chicago accent coming through. You are actually saying “ro-b-ahhh-t.”

kim
Guest

bot not but!

shout
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shout

I think the British pronounce it with a “but.” I guess you didn’t hear a lot of “ro-but” talk while you were there, though! Too bad. All nations should discuss robots regularly in public.

Tom Saaristo
Guest

BOT

Here’s a new quote from me:

“Your autobot is showing”

BOT, not autobut UH, autobot “AUGHT”

Matt Maldre
Admin

Tom, I don’t get it. So it’s not “your autobutt” is showing? It’s “Your Aughtobot” is showing?

Tom Saaristo
Guest

The two parts almost rhyme

AUGHTO

BAUGHT

A U T O B O T

Tom Saaristo
Guest

If you’ve seen my new profile pic online you might think it’s my autobutt

Matt Maldre
Admin

So it’s “Your aughto baught is showing”? I still don’t understand what it implies.

Tom Saaristo
Guest

The quote came about after I sent a text message to a buddy. I got a reply, but it became clear that he didnt’ type the reply, or that he had typed the reply and sends it as an auto-reply whenever he gets a text message. I likened the auto reply to something an autobot might send. I sent the text “your autobot is showing” (as in, I’m not feeling the love here, I’m feeling like I just got an auto reply with no thought towards my text) … he typed back “LMAO!”. Then I felt the love.

Matt Maldre
Admin

So it means “Your auto butt is showing.” What’s this about “aughto baught?”

Mark R
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Mark R

I think you’re giving this way too much thought Spud… I’m guessing it was never meant to be disected this closely.

Matt Maldre
Admin

But does “aughto baught” have any meaning? I gotta know.

Tom Saaristo
Guest

“aughto baught” is my attempt at showing y’all how I say autobot. You know what an autobot is … right Mattbot?

Matt Maldre
Admin

Oh so “aughto baught” is just how you pronounce it. So wait, now you are asking me what an autobot is. It’s the good guy transformers. But what i’m wondering is if there is some sort of hidden meaning in the “Your autobot is showing.”

Tom Saaristo
Guest

Well, admittedly I did borrow Autobot from Transformers to firmly plant my tongue in my cheek when I called out my buddy’s impersonal reply. Only another Transformers fan might recognize that, but I was presuming that anyone might see “autobot” and know that, in general, it is a type of ro”bot” that “auto”matically responds when programmed or called upon to do so, particularly in situations where a human would generally respond but is too busy at that moment to do so. The response by the autobot should be seamless and not at all transparent. But when a response is required,… Read more »

sparx
Guest

In honor of this post – I just said robut.

Matt Maldre
Admin

haha! That is funny, Tom! I get it now. Your autobot! I see your autobot! haha! You have your autobot turned on! Hahaha! It’s like “your auto-reply bot is on.” That’s cute! I’m so glad i understand now.

Tom Saaristo
Guest

Me too 😛

sparx
Guest

my ro-but hurts