[The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker] EBOOK / KINDLE
Hard T The T is silent folks When I hear someone mispronounce et cetera as ek setera it sets my teeth on edge How can something so easy be pronounced so wrongly by so manyI LOVE this book The author is a word junkie and has really done his homework He believes that the correct pronunciation of a word is something that matters no less than its correct spelling He is annoyed by people who do not care about the matter and has written this book for the benefit of those who do Where there is legitimate disagreement among the authorities he will tell you Often he takes to task lexicographers who are too willing to condone what he considers incorrect or beastly mispronunciations Great for settling disputes or just to browse As illiteracy increases so too do mispronunciations and I hear many these days At a recent gathering I listened to someone read a prepared tribute to a retiring teacher He pronounced the word erudite as e ROOD it It was such an egregious mispronunciation that
my heart simply went out to the poor fellow for his heart simply went out to the poor
fellow for his faux pas I also discovered in reading this book that for his faux pas I also discovered in reading this book that have been systematically mispronouncing many word. 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 you need to decide what is acceptable for youThe Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations has now been expanded and and features nearly 200 new words includingal aeda bruschetta commensurate coup de grâce curriculum vita exacerbate gigabyte. ,
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LOOK AT PROPER PRONUNCIATION I WASat proper pronunciation I was to find that I pronounce many controversial words appropriately and called to repentance on my beastly mispronunciations and bozo no no s I may never uite get used to a few of the things the author insists upon but hope I make progress toward becoming a careful speaker I loved this book I m a total nerd when it comes to spelling grammar and word pronunciations The book I read was an older edition it s compiled like a dictionary so one doesn t
Actually Read The Entireread the entire Some words I would have liked to find were not included unfortunately Perhaps in the newer editionI loved the often humorous opinions of the author and surprisingly when I discussed the book with coworkers they asked me to search for pronunciations of words I hadn t thought about such as the way many Californians mispronounce cement as SEE ment I was happy to learn that most people really do want to pronounce words correctly So I ve purchased the latest edition of this book to eep on my coffee table Maybe I can persuade my family and friends to stop saying the word often with The definitive pronouncement on than 1500 of our most commonly mispronounced wordsFrom the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an of our most commonly mispronounced wordsFrom the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an 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.
characters ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Charles Harrington ElsterS myself over many years Thanks to the authoritative research contained in this book I have learned how to pronounce correctly many the authoritative research contained in this book I have learned how to pronounce correctly many including culinary CUE lin ary beneficent buh NEF uh sint caduceus uh DYOO see us filial FIL ee
UL NOT FEEL EE UL ANDnot FEEL ee ul and monster waiting to destroy you in labyrinthine LAB uh RIN thin And don t forget to distinguish not simply the meanings but the pronunciations of loathe and loath a common pitfall for many educated speakers Interesting entries include lingerie myopic memorabilia and the correct way to pronounce daiuiri Sorry Charlie your judgment is always sound and I respect you greatly but I simply cannot bring myself to pronounce this word in the way that you assert is correctAs for something like forte there is no consensus as to the correct pronunciation Is it FOR tay for TAY or FORT We discover from our learned authority that this is one of those rare situations where you can take your pick 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. Hara iri 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.