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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories by [Petras, Ross, Petras, Kathryn]
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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories Kindle Edition

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Length: 206 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"[Contains] instructions ostensibly designed to make pronunciation a forte. (It's pronounced "fort," by the way.) And designed, too, to spare you the particular strain of embarrassment that results when you learn that you have been pretentiously mispronouncing the name of your already-pretentious sparkling water. You're Saying It Wrong acknowledges that most modern of problems: the fact that so many of us learn words not by hearing them, but by reading them."
--the Atlantic

"The best way to consume this book is in a room full of people who are from different parts of the country and have good senses of humor. Ask them how they pronounce each word that doesn't seem obvious. Let the frustration and laughter and discussion ensue."--The Awl

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An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2555 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (4 September 2018)
  • Sold by: PRH US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078DTY5GT
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,623 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Pegg
5.0 out of 5 starsIt's a good book if you are questionable about word usage.
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5.0 out of 5 starsWords so close, yet so far!!
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