The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations

The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations

The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker

Book - 1999
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Houghton
How do you pronounce affluent: AF-loo-int or uh-FLOO-int? Does it make a difference? Charles Harrington Elster believes that yes, it does make a difference (and that, for the record, one should pronounce the word AF-loo-int). Elster, the author of Is There a Cow in Moscow? and There Is No Zoo in Zoology, has chosen more than six hundred of our most commonly mispronounced words, arranged them alphabetically, and written entertaining essays that unapologetically offer his informed opinion as to why a word should be pronounced a particular way. Where pronunciations commonly vary or dictionaries disagree, Elster is an eager arbiter. Easy to use (there aren't any confusing diacritical marks), and with references from Will Shakespeare to Will Smith (for "aunt") and Jerry Seinfeld (for "clitoris"), this is an excellent argument-settler - and debate-starter. A Houghton Mifflin Paperback original.


Baker & Taylor
A man who believes there is a correct pronunciation for virtually every word in the English language addresses more than six hundred frequently mispronounced words and includes his reasoning why a particular pronunciation is the proper choice. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Lists more than six hundred frequently mispronounced words and explains why a particular pronunciation is the proper choice

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999
ISBN: 9780395893388
0395893380
Characteristics: xvi, 426 p. ; 23 cm

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