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Title:
Is there a cow in Moscow? : more beastly mispronunciations and sound advice : another opinionated guide for the well-spoken
Author:
Elster, Charles Harrington.
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Edition:
First Collier Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Collier Books ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1990.
Physical Description:
xxx, 253 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780020283713
Format :
Book

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Central Library PE2815 .E54 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Elster has selected 475 commonly mispronounced words, arranged them alphabetically and written an essay on how each word is spoken - and mis-spoken - on the airwaves, in the office, and on the street.


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There was a "cow" in Moscow--which has traditionally been pronounced "MAHS-kow"--but it has been put out to pasture; the name of the Soviet capital is now pronounced "MAHS-koh (koh rhyming with go)." This is only one of hundreds of insights Elster delivers on proper pronunciation in his latest speaker's advisory. Elster has consulted the proper authorities for his pronunciation declamations; within his A-to-Z word discussions, he quotes television broadcasters, dictionaries, and style manuals that should know best. His pronunciation key is thoroughly explained in the preface, which also discusses the impetus for this sequel to There Is No Zoo in Zoology [BKL D 15 88]. --Denise Perry Donavin


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