Never Embarrass Yourself in Front of Michel Houellebecq Again, Thanks to This Handy Literary Pronunciation Guide

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04/19/2010 2:45 PM |

After the jump, all the SHAY-bahns, kut-SEE-uhs and BOR-hases you’ll need to sound smart at cocktail parties. (There are some notable omissions: it actually rhymes with “start,” not “far tray,” for instance; and “Shakespeare” is in fact pronounced “Francis Bacon,” not that you’ll find them here. But still quite useful.) [Via]


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