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Past Is Prologue

The Most Mispronounced Word in the World

And how to undo decades of linguistic carnage

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Knowing or learning another language can be both a blessing and a curse. Don’t get me wrong — I think everyone should learn a foreign language, simply for the way it expands and enhances our perspective on the world, so don’t use the “curse” part as an excuse to…




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Academic, film maker, and musician whose day job is teaching peace, politics, and human rights at the University of California, Berkeley.

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