The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker

By: Carles Harrington Elster

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Used; Very Good. How do you pronounce affluent: AF-loo-int or uh-FLOO-int? Does it make a difference? Charles Harrington Elster believes that yes, it does make a difference (and that, for the record, one should pronounce the word AF-loo-int). Elster, the author of Is There a Cow in Moscow? and There Is No Zoo in Zoology, has chosen more than six hundred of our most commonly mispronounced words, arranged them alphabetically, and written entertaining essays that unapologetically offer his informed opinion as to why a word should be pronounced a particular way. Where pronunciations commonly vary or dictionaries disagree, Elster is an eager arbiter. Easy to use (there aren't any confusing diacritical marks), and with references from Will Shakespeare to Will Smith (for "aunt") and Jerry Seinfeld (for "clitoris"), this is an excellent argument-settler - and debate-starter. A Houghton Mifflin Paperback original. . 1999. TRADE PAPERBACK.

Title: The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker

Author Name: Carles Harrington Elster

Categories: Reference,

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 1999

ISBN Number: 0395893380

ISBN Number 13: 9780395893388

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Used; Very Good

Seller ID: 9780395893388