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

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The definitive pronouncement on more than 1,500 of our most commonly mispronounced words. From the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an authoritative 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 more than just a pronunciation guide. Elster discusses past and present usage, alternatives, ...

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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker
2005, Mariner Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618423156

2nd Expanded and Updated edition

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