How to Pronounce Some Authors’ Names


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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