Originally Posted by switch0723
If the UTG never stated the words raise, im 90% sure his action is classed as a flat call of the bb
This would be correct, although the rules can vary depending on the poker room. If you put out $1000 with a BB of $1200 and say nothing and THEN try to say "oh I meant to raise" and put out another $1400 that would be a string raise which isn't allowed anywhere. Some rooms (most rooms), verbal statements are binding, so if you say raise, you must raise.
If you simply put chips out in the middle and say nothing, it depends on how much you put out. If you put out less than a call would be, dealer will correct you to put the correct amount (1200 in this case) out and all you can do is call. You can't change your mind and raise.
If you put out more than a call but less than a correct raise it depends on the amount you put out. One somewhat common example is when you don't have the correct chip combinations to make the exact call/raise (maybe you only had $500 chips and no $100 chips and you wanted to just call the $1200, so you put $1500 out) then it would be considered a call as well. Most places use a half-bet rule so say in the above example you put out $2000 instead with no verbal statement, it would be considered a raise (aka you raised $800 which is more than half, or $600, of the $1200 raise amount). You would be corrected by the dealer to put out the correct amount in this case as well.
Disclaimer: These rules can vary depending on the room though.