You're saying it wrong : a pronunciation guide to the 150 most commonly mispronounced words and their tangled histories of misuse / Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras
Book | 2016
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ix, 181 pages ; 19 cm
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Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Introduction
How to Sound Like You're From Across the Pond
How to Sound Like a Fashionista
How to Sound Well Read
How to Sound Like a Season Ticket Holder to the Symophony
How to Sound Like a Patron of the Arts
How to Sound Philosophical
How to Sound Like a Captain of Industry
How to Sound Like an Oenophile
How to Sound Like a Gourmet
How to Sound Like a Seasoned Traveler
Acai -- Aegis -- Aerie -- Alumnae -- Antipodes -- Anyway -- Armoire -- Asterisk -- Augustine
Badminton -- Banal -- Beijing -- Boatswain -- Bouillon -- Bruschetta -- Buck Naked -- Buoy
Cache -- Celtic -- Chaise Longue -- Champ at the bit -- Chiaroscruo -- Chimera -- Chiton -- Chutzpah -- Claddagh -- Coitus -- Comptroller -- Corpsman -- Coup de Grace -- Coxswain -- Croissant -- Crudites -- Cthulhu -- Cumin
Dais -- Daylight Saving Time -- Desultory -- Detritus -- Diaeresis -- Diaspora -- Don Juan -- Dr. Seuss -- Draught -- Dull as ditch water
Electoral -- Endive -- Et cetera
Flautist -- Foliage -- For all intents and purposes -- Forecastle -- Forte -- Foyer -- Fungi
Geoduck -- GIF -- Gnocchi -- Goethe -- Gunwale -- Gyro
Haute couture -- Heartrending -- Hermione -- Homage -- Houston Street
I could care less -- Iced tea -- Ikat -- Irregardless
Jibe
Kibosh -- Ku Klux Klan
Lackadaisical -- Liable -- Liqueur -- Long-lived -- Louisville
Machination -- Magdalen -- Marquis -- Mascarpone -- Mauve -- Mischievous -- Misled -- Mobius -- Moet et Chandon -- Moussaka
Nguyen -- Niche -- Nip it in the bud -- Nuptial
Oaxaca -- Oeuvre -- Ombre -- Ophthalmologist -- Orangutan -- Oregon
Pago Pagp -- Papier-mache -- Pathos -- Pepys -- Peremptory -- Pho -- Pique -- Plethora -- Poinsettia -- Preogative -- Prestigious -- Preventive -- Prostrate -- Pwn
Quay -- Quinoa
Remuneration -- Restaurateur
Schadenfreude -- Segue -- Settee -- Sherbert -- Sidereal -- Siobhan -- Slough -- Sough -- Spit and image -- Spurious -- Supposedly -- Synecdoche
On tenterhooks -- Thames -- Theater -- Timbre -- Tolkien -- Triathlon -- Trompe l'oeil -- Turmeric
Utmost -- Uranus -- van Gogh -- Vehicle -- Vichyssoise -- Victual -- Viognier -- Voile
Wagner -- Wassail -- Wednesday -- Wintry -- Would have
Xenophobia
Yarmulke -- Yin and yang
Zoology -- Zydeco
Summary
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.
10.00 CMM (99-CMM-9)
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