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

Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras
# UL7112 Hardcover, 192 pages; 2016
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Mauve, coitus, aegis, boatswain, haute couture, hegemony, detritus, banal, forte, restaurateur, pathos, Dr. Seuss...chances are, you're saying at least a few of these words incorrectly in your head right now! To forestall future dinner party mortification, we prescribe this delightful collection of 150 frequently mispronounced words. Not only will you learn the correct pronunciation of these tricky terms, you'll also find fascinating history about how and why they are so difficult for most of us to get right. Sidebars on how to correctly pronounce different authors, fashion designers, foreign locales, food names, and more add to the logophilic fun - and and help keep your erudite conversation game on point! (AG)
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