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You're Saying it Wrong
You're Saying it Wrong

You're Saying it Wrong

For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty 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.

194 pages, hardcover

Dimensions: 7.25” x 5.25” x 0.75” 

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras

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194 pages, hardcover

Dimensions: 7.25” x 5.25” x 0.75” 

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras

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Orders are processed in our store within 2 business days, excluding statutory holidays. 

We always guarantee our flat fee shipping on each order. $8 anywhere. Should your order exceed $150 before taxes, shipping is on us.

All our orders are shipped with Canada Post. We will provide you with a tracking number in your order confirmation email.

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