rout.co.uk - the word rout has a few meanings (and is also a surname), including an American version of "route", but usually: 1. a. A disorderly retreat or flight following defeat. b. An overwhelming defeat. e.g to rout the enemy. 2. a. A disorderly crowd of people; a mob. b. People of the lowest class; rabble. 3. A public disturbance; a riot. 4. A company, as of knights or wolves, that are in movement. 5. A fashionable gathering. I think it's quite a nice 4 letter word - please add any interest to the thread. Thanks.