You're Saying It Wrong
This clever little book has 150 (most) commonly mispronounced words and descriptions of misuse. Although this book may not include every word you have questioned it does include a wide variety. Part of the fun in reading the book is that it will give several ways to correctly pronounce the word plus tell how it is normally mispronounced. The authors have also included history of the word's use. Some words you may have always hesitated to use and questioned how to pronounce and use it, while others never you might not realize "everyone" is pronouncing it incorrectly. The only downfall to the book was that it is limited to 150 words and some I always question where not included. This was a quick, fun read and an good resource.
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