You Say Tomato by R.W. Jackson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
You Say Tomato
By R.W. Jackson

You Say Tomato

An Amusing and Irreverent Guide to the Most Often Mispronounced Words in the English Language

By (author) See other recent books by R.W. Jackson
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

You Say Tomato by R.W. Jackson

Book Description

Ever wonder if "vase" is pronounced VASE or VAHZ? If "Pulitzer" is PYOO-lit-zer or PULL-it-ser? If "niche" is NITCH or NEESH? Whether you're an articulation stickler or (like the rest of us) insecure with pronunciation, R. W. Jackson's You Say Tomato is sure to tickle and inform. With subtle, acerbic repartee, Jackson has created a diabolically funny dictionary of words that, as he gleefully points out, even our highest officials grapple with. Are you among the millions who cringe when George W. Bush pronounces "nuclear" as NOOK-lar? Are those TV news reporters correct when they say SAW-di Arabia? (It's SOW-di, right?) How can they be so nay-EEV? Nothing is sacred with Jackson as lexicophrapher. He trains his sardonic sights on everything from political correctness to pop music, corporate culture to foreign policy, reality shows to the right wing. Prepare yourself for a wickedly irreverent reading experience!

Buy You Say Tomato book by R.W. Jackson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781560259015
ISBN-10: 1560259019
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about You Say Tomato book by R.W. Jackson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - R.W. Jackson

R. W. Jackson is the author of THE DIABOLICAL DICTIONARY OF MODERN ENGLISH. His idols include Swift, Dr. Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, P. G. Wodehouse, and George Carlin. He lives in Sun City, Arizona.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by R.W. Jackson close
» close