How to Pronounce Some Authors’ Names

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Buzzfeed‘s rather long chart of often mispronounced names will help you correct your fellow English major friends. Just don’t argue about this with any cranky linguistics majors:

Pronouncing words and names in the accent of the source language rather than using the standard, conventional, anglicized pronunciation is a hallmark behavior of a pompous know-it-all. Resisting the natural and universal process of linguistic assimilation only makes you sound like a jerk.

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