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You're Saying It Wrong

By: on September 29, 2016
$8.42
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Why let minor errors slide or take a potayto-potahto stance on pronunciation when You're Saying It Wrong can make it so much more fun to call someone out for being a linguistic idiot? A grammar Nazi's and general know-it-all's dream, this Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse will arm you with all the knowledge you need to sling superiority at family, friends, and the loudmouth on an online date at the table next to you. "It's nyah-kee, not guh-nockee, dude."

You're Saying It Wrong helps turn common "kibosh," "acai," and "trompe l'oeil" butcherings into elegant twists of the tongue, and more obscure terms like "chiaroscuro" and "foevvre" into pieces of oral cake for the once, maybe twice in your life you'll ever need to serve one of them in conversation. In addition to their pronunciations, the book delves into its 150 words' histories with etymologies and anecdotes, plus includes some informational sidebars, such as "How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler" and "How to Sound Cultured."

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SIGMO Instant 25-Language Voice Translator

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