You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide To The 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and Their Tangled Histories Of

byRoss Petras, Kathryn Petras

Hardcover | September 13, 2016

You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide To The 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and Their Tangled Histories Of by Ross Petras
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For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse.

With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l'oeil like a bona fide art expert, and haricot vert like a foodie, while arming us with the knowledge of why certain words are correctly pronounced the "slangy" way (they came about before dictionaries), what stalks of grain have to do with pronunciation, and more. With bonus sidebars like "How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler" and "How to Sound Cultured," readers will be able to speak about foreign foods and places, fashion, philosophy, and literature with authority.
Title:You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide To The 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and The...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 7.3 X 5.2 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.3 X 5.2 X 0.8 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399578080

ISBN - 13:9780399578083

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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