This is a fun, informative read. I had a blast having my husband try to pronounce some of them. Who the heck knew that gyros pronounced YEE roh?
This starts with acai and stops at zydeco. Each entry has a history bind the word, a definition,and a proper pronunciation. I do like that some of the entries were humorous. I did find out that the know it all at work has been not properly saying gwords that she frequently corrects people on. I shelved the book at work and so low forward to the day I can pullitoutandsay, "Actually..."
I recommend this to grammar buffsand know-it-alls. It would make a good addition to public and school libraries.
About the Author
ROSS PETRAS and KATHRYN PETRAS are the authors of the #1 best-selling page-a-day calendar The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said (now in its 21st year with over 4.5 million copies sold), Wretched Writing, It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done, The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry, and more. Their work has received the attention of personalities like David Brinkley and Howard Stern and media outlets including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the London Times. They have appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows includingGood Morning America, CNN, and Fox and Friends.