Unfamiliar words in print and never bother to p the up the pronunciation I ve Design for Six Sigma used this book to check on words when someone calls out on a mispronunciation and it s been veryseful However it wasn t Otis Oldfield until I started reading this book straight through for my Dewey Decimal Challenge that I got really hooked on it There were so many regular words that I never would have checked that I and everyone I know have been mispronouncing it was fascinating Examples OkayGrocery apparently it is groh suh ree with an S not grohsh ree with an SH I ve probably said and heard this word a million times in my life and never once with an S sound New the proper way to say it is NYOO like in newt Surprised the pants off meAny word with alm ahm with no L sound This one was a total shock because it meant that I ve been saying balm calm palm psalm almond etc completely wrong Except for salmon that one I nailed small consolation Really we are supposed to pronounce balm like bomb Really Frankly there s no way I m going to starting saying these words without the L sound because it sounds awful to my ears My favorite passages are the ones that contain fun tidbits like calling out famous people for saying something wrong or describing a personal encounter with a mispronouncer Also when the author gives information about a pronunciation that goes beyond what is in various dictionaries such as how locals say a certain place name One very big thing I ve taken away from this book is a sensitivity when it comes to the words pronounce and pronunciation They camep a lot in this book obviously and I was saying pronunciation wrong I think it s sometimes hard to remember how you say a word
in your natural speech Now I m very aware of it your natural speech Now I m very aware of it better or worse Bought this to bone The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! up on words and stuff because this certain person kept on butting in and correcting how I pronounced words the ass This book isndeniably Wciv, Volume 1 useful butltimately made me feel like a fool So I gave it to my little brother who s in a Nazi stage right now grammar among others and might love to Even Monsters Need Haircuts use this to lord his pedantry over his peers TeensOdd note this book insists flaccid can be pronounced flak sid That s the only thing that stuck Oh and I learned that atar is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable Not that it matters how you say it as long as the money still gets to where it needs to be amiright lolz 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 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 somethin. Scusses past and presentsage 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 revised and features nearly 200 new words includingal aeda bruschetta commensurate coup de grâce curriculum vita exacerbate gigabyte. .
Ah that satisfying feeling of having completed a read through of a dictionary or sage guide I ve been spending some months dipping into Charles Harrington Elster s The Big
Book of Beastly Mispronunciations and today I finished It has been a highly enjoyable read Iof Beastly Mispronunciations and today I finished It has been a highly enjoyable read I enjoyed a number of style and sage guides such as Garner s Modern American Usage but Elster s book opened Fit and Sexy For Life: The Hormone-Free Plan for Staying Slim, Strong, and Fabulous in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond up a new landscape of pronunciation that I had not previously experienced at least not to this depth I will humbly admit that prior to reading the Big Book I did not know the word orthoepist an authority on proper pronunciation p 361 Now I know that word and the histories of pronunciation for many other words as wellTo say that this book is about proper pronunciation is al My oh my what interesting reading My goal has been to not cringe when I hear such pronunciations that I do not adhere to I veit reminding my sister how to pronounce scone for instance and allowing some words to have alternate pronunciations So many times I would like to remind others that there is no tang in orangutan That the L in vulnerable is there to be heard and that X always has the Z sound Except in X ray I realize that I am just being petty and having read this book has done nothing to curb my desire to correct others Living in Canada has done nothing for me either words here are said with the French or British pronunciation Yes the R in foyer is supposed to be heard But not in Canada FOY ay is what we say Our G often has a zh sound And there are loads of other words that my relatives in the US در آخرین روزهای رضاشاه uestion me about Since I am bent on being right it isite a strain to keep p with another s preferred way of saying things So I don t try HOWEVER I will not say flak sid when I mean flassid I refuse to leave out the L in almond psalms calm and balm for basil I ll always say bazzle and if I err I will NOT say that I HAVE URRED And I will always steer clear of Goethe This fine book of than 500 pages is good reading if you go in for this stuff Otherwise it reads something like a dictionary Some words take a lot of explaining Moscow like a dictionary Some words take a lot of explaining Moscow example takes p 6 and 12 pages So I will continue in my Linas kvällsbok (Linas kvällsbok, uest to conuer this particular pet peeve a person should not be judged by the way he pronounces a word Naturally I didn t read every entry in this book but I found itite delightful though I didn t Poison (Med Center, uite agree with every single pronunciation and there were some words that I really think should have made it into the book Like ornery But anyway I will now be pronouncing Ayn Rand so that Ayn rhymes with wine and dine I ll be posting something about this book on my blog soon I think so watch for it A book that helps with correct pronunciation can only be a 5 star read and say Double the pleasure 10 of 10 stars My sister gave me this book because I am what Mr Elster refers to as a spelling pronouncer I come across. The definitive pronouncement on than 1500 of our most commonly mispronounced wordsFrom the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an authoritative andnapologetically 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.
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people who do not care about the matter and has written this bookwho do not care about the matter and has written this book 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 "that my heart simply went to the poor fellow for his appalling faux pas I also discovered in reading this book that I have been systematically mispronouncing many words myself over many years Thanks to the authoritative research contained in this book I have learned how to pronounce correctly many words including culinary CUE lin ary beneficent buh NEF Dirty Tricks (The Nancy Drew Files, uh sint caduceus kuh DYOO sees filial FIL ee Pedro and Me ul not FEEL eel and the monster waiting to destroy you in labyrinthine LAB Break Us (Nikki Kill 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 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 entire book Some words I would have liked to find were not includednfortunately 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 keep on my coffee table So I ve purchased the latest edition of this book to keep on my coffee table I can persuade my family and friends to stop saying the word often with a hard T The T is silent folks I enjoyed this book immensely a very entertaining look at proper pronunciation I was happy 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 The Soul of Money uite getsed to a few of the things. Hara kiri 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.