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Read & Download The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker The definitive pronouncement on than 1500 of our most commonly mispronounced wordsFrom the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an authoritative and unapologetically opinionated look at American speech As Elster points out there is no sewer in connoisseur no dip in diphthong and no pronoun in pronunciation The culmination of twenty years of observation and study The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations is than just a pronunciation guide Elster di. For a life long mispronouncer this book is a god send Also now I can be even pedantic Why do you pronounce the h on homage A because there s a friggin H in it and B because my lovely book says so So there

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Read & Download The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker Hara kiri machismo Muslim Niger Pinochet Pulitzer sorbet tinnitus w as in www dotand many many Charles Harrington Elster is the pronunciation editor of Black’s Law Dictionary and the author of various books about language including Verbal Advantage There’s a Word for It and What in the Word He has been a guest columnist on language for the Boston Globe and the New York Times Magazine and a commentator on NPR and hundreds of radio shows around the count. Bought this to bone up on words and stuff because this certain person kept on butting in and correcting how I pronounced words the ass This book is undeniably useful but ultimately made me feel like a fool So I gave it to my little brother who s in a Nazi stage right now grammar among others and might love to use this to lord his pedantry over his peers TeensOdd note this book insists flaccid can be pronounced flak sid That s the only thing that stuck Oh and I learned that atar is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable Not that it matters how you say it as long as the money still gets to where it needs to be amiright lolz

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Read & Download The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker Scusses past and present usage alternatives analogies and tendencies and offers plenty of advice none of it objective Whether you are adamant or ambivalent about the spoken word Elster arms you with the information you need to decide what is acceptable for youThe Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations has now been expanded and revised and features nearly 200 new words includingal aeda bruschetta commensurate coup de grâce curriculum vita exacerbate gigabyte. My sister gave me this book because I am what Mr Elster refers to as a spelling pronouncer I come across unfamiliar words in print and never bother to look up the correct pronunciation I ve used this book to check on words when someone calls me out on a mispronunciation and it s been very useful However it wasn t until I started reading this book straight through for my Dewey Decimal Challenge that I got really hooked on it There were so many regular words that I never would have checked that I and everyone I know have been mispronouncing it was fascinating Examples OkayGrocery apparently it is groh suh ree with an S not grohsh ree with an SH I ve probably said and heard this word a million times in my life and never once with an S sound New the proper way to say it is NYOO like in newt Surprised the pants off meAny word with alm ahm with no L sound This one was a total shock because it meant that I ve been saying balm calm palm psalm almond etc completely wrong Except for salmon that one I nailed small consolation Really we are supposed to pronounce balm like bomb Really Frankly there s no way I m going to starting saying these words without the L sound because it sounds awful to my ears My favorite passages are the ones that contain fun tidbits like calling out famous people for saying something wrong or describing a personal encounter with a mispronouncer Also when the author gives information about a pronunciation that goes beyond what is in various dictionaries such as how locals say a certain place name One very big thing I ve taken away from this book is a sensitivity when it comes to the words pronounce and pronunciation They came up a lot in this book obviously and I was saying pronunciation wrong I think it s sometimes hard to remember how you say a word in your natural speech Now I m very aware of it for better or worse


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