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You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse

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You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse

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With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating...

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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 boatsw... ain 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.
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 21/09/2016
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimensions (mm): 185x134x20mm
  • Weight: 240g
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  • Format:Hardback
  • Publication Date: 21/09/2016
  • Author:Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras

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