You're saying it wrong : a pronunciation guide to the 150 most commonly mispronounced words and their tangled histories of misuse
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Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, ©2016.
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Published
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, ©2016.
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ix, 181 pages ; 19 cm
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1609
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"For word nerds and grammar geeks, an illustrated guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Petras, R., & Petras, K. (2016). You're saying it wrong: a pronunciation guide to the 150 most commonly mispronounced words and their tangled histories of misuse . Ten Speed Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Petras, Ross and Kathryn, Petras. 2016. You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse. Ten Speed Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Petras, Ross and Kathryn, Petras. You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse Ten Speed Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Petras, Ross,, and Kathryn Petras. You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse Ten Speed Press, 2016.

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