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by Charles Harrington Elster

ePub There is no zoo in zoology: And other beastly mispronounciations : an opinionated guide for the well-spoken download
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Charles Harrington Elster
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978-0025352803
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0025352806
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Collier Macmillan; First Edition edition (1988)
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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker

The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker. In addition, the book motivates the reader to pay better attention to how he or she speaks, which has a huge impact on how others perceive us. How is it troubling? Well, unless you were raised by English teachers or sticklers for accurate speech, you will realize that you have been laying verbal eggs all your life by repeating pronunciation errors you learned first from family and friends and never bothered to check out in the dictionary.

There Is No Zoo in Zoology: And Other Beastly Mispronunciations. However you feel about Mr. Elster's first word pronunciation guide, "There Is No Zoo in Zoology", you will fell about his addendum. It is a wonderful companion to his first book, and left me wondering if a third book might be possible, since we have no shortage of mangled words in need of his aid!

by Charles Harrington Elster. His special interest led him to produce this book and a sequel ("Is There a Cow in Moscow?)

by Charles Harrington Elster. Is There a Cow in Moscow?: More Beastly Mispronunciations and Sound Advice : Another Opinionated Guide for the Well-Spoken. Charles Harrington Elster. How to Tell Fate from Destiny: And Other Skillful Word Distinctions. His special interest led him to produce this book and a sequel ("Is There a Cow in Moscow?). The core of his efforts is an alphabetical guide to selected words that are commonly mispronounced. Each entry provides the preferred pronunciation.

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in Zoology by Elster, Charles Harrington -There Is No Zoo in Zoology by Elster, Charles Harrington. words are arranged alphabetically with witty, enlightening discourses on how each word has been spoken and misspoken.

item 2 There Is No Zoo in Zoology by Elster, Charles Harrington -There Is No Zoo in Zoology by Elster, Charles Harrington. item 3 There Is No Zoo in Zoology by Elster, Charles -There Is No Zoo in Zoology by Elster, Charles. Nearly 400 of the most frequently mispronounced words are arranged alphabetically with witty, enlightening discourses on how each word has been spoken and misspoken.

Charles Harrington Elster. ISBN 10: 0025352806, ISBN 13: 9780025352803. Published by Collier Macmillan, 1988. Condition: Good Hardcover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Price: US$ 8. 8 Convert Currency.

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, 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.

Charles Harrington Elster believes that yes, it does make a difference (and that, for the record, one should pronounce the word AF-loo-int). Elster, the author of Is There a Cow in Moscow? and There Is No Zoo in Zoology, has chosen more than six hundred of our most commonly mispronounced words, arranged them alphabetically, and written entertaining essays that unapologetically offer his informed opinion as to why a word should be pronounced a particular way. Where pronunciations commonly vary or dictionaries disagree, Elster is an eager arbiter.

and other beastly mispronounciations : an opinionated guide for the well-spoken. by Charles Harrington Elster. Published 1988 by Collier Books, Collier Macmillan in New York, London.

Nearly 400 of the most frequently mispronounced words are arranged alphabetically with witty, enlightening discourses on how each word has been spoken and misspoken.
  • A friend of mine has this book and I perused it while tending her granddaughter. Some of these I knew, but a lot of them I didn't. Oops!

  • A fun read. Language is a living thing & this book show that.Loved the comment about how a cartoon duck changed the way we say the word 'despicable.' And a perfect explanation of why there is no zoo in zoology. :)

  • I have read this book twice and continue to us it as a Reference book.
    The imformation is detailed and to-the-point. A must read, must have.

  • This is an old and rare find. An amusing and educational book for any generation.

  • Given as gift to grandson. He is enjoying the resource it provides.

  • Book was in excellent condition, exactly as advertised

  • Sure, that is easy for you to say. 90% of my misspelling is because of pronunciation. No pronounce no chance of spelling it like it sounds. Yew, and the other way around (there I have some excuse) may words do not spell as they sound due to the word base history. But that is a matter for a different book. Or in a last few pages of this book.

    In “There is no Zoo in Zoology” we are helped with overcoming many of the most common mis-pronounced words. We start with aberrant a-BER-ant and end with zounds ZOWNDZ.

    You will have fun trying it out on people.

  • Mr. Elster explains how he was sensitized from a young age to the careful use and pronunciation of words. His special interest led him to produce this book and a sequel ("Is There a Cow in Moscow?). The core of his efforts is an alphabetical guide to selected words that are commonly mispronounced. Each entry provides the preferred pronunciation. Many entries go far beyond this and provide some explanation of the word's origin and evolution, a discussion of alternative pronunciations, and witty chatter or anecdotes about the particular unit of language. The book is worthwhile on several levels, and yet troubling in several important ways.

    First, it provides an eye-opening and entirely useful guide to better speech through better pronunciation. Second, it opens up the world of words in new ways to the uninitiated, including the tug-of-war battles that go on under the surface for control of our language. In addition, the book motivates the reader to pay better attention to how he or she speaks, which has a huge impact on how others perceive us.

    How is it troubling? Well, unless you were raised by English teachers or sticklers for accurate speech, you will realize that you have been laying verbal eggs all your life by repeating pronunciation errors you learned first from family and friends and never bothered to check out in the dictionary. You may begin to despair that your errors are so ingrained you'll never get it right. If that were not enough, you'll begin to realize that if you DID clean up your act and say words the "right" way, many people will assume either that you're saying them wrong (so common are the mispronunciations) or else you acting affected. What is a person to do?

    Mr. Elster does come to the rescue. He suggests that you do your best and pay attention to the way you say words, but not obsess about it. He realizes that every time we open our mouths and speak a word, we are voting in the great ongoing language referendum. If enough people decide to say a word a particular way, the more popular dictionaries will eventually follow, leaving only the language purists to complain.

    So, we have here a book that is fun, useful, thought-provoking, clever, and well-researched. If it ultimately causes you to be more careful and deliberate about how you speak, it will help you speak in a way that reflects well on your obvious intelligence, illustrated by your decision to acquire Mr. Elster's unique book(s).