Bureaucratic signs at their finest, or Paging Jean Paul Sartre

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(thanks to Michael Pryzby)

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Why preschool teachers deserve raises … or drinks

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Deep philosophical misspelling moments

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A particularly intriguing entree from the Lost in Translation menu

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from the Rather Enigmatic Translation files

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Painful tweet of the day

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Something’s not quite right here …

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Sweet misspelling … Unless … maybe it was a HUGE tiramisu?

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Irony alert of the day

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What kind of restaurant is this?

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from the Modern Kids department

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Interesting advertising claim, eh?

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An educational moment from the Department of Spurious Spelling

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The evolution of a gripping news story

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“You’re Saying it Wrong”: Our newest book for NOT-stupid people (who want to sound as smart as they are!)

Read what other people have to say about it on Goodreads!

For word nerds and grammar geeks, an illustrated guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse.

With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l’oeil like a bona fide art expert, and haricot vert like a foodie, while arming us with the knowledge of why certain words are correctly pronounced the “slangy” way (they came about before dictionaries), what stalks of grain have to do with pronunciation, and more. With bonus sidebars like “How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler” and “How to Sound Cultured,” readers will be able to speak about foreign foods and places, fashion, philosophy, and literature with authority.

 

 

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from the Rather Regrettable Promotional Ideas department: Not your usual gift with purchase.

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And in breaking news: A variation on the “man bites dog” story

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Bad ways to die, special clown edition

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Another from the Dubious Design Department (… unless there’s something going on at this place that I don’t want to know about)

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from the Kids Who Will Go Far department

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Dubious design decisions, or Not your usual Halloween costume concept

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Problematic copywriting of the day

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Gripping headline of the day

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Abominable abbreviations: That’s gotta be some cookie!

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Another stop the presses moment from across the pond …

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