object d’art/ objet d’art
The French-derived word for an object of artistic value or a curio is objet d’art pronounced “ahb-ZHAY darr,” (first syllable rhymes with “job”). It is often anglicized mistakenly to object d’art. People also mispronounce and misspell it ojet d’art, omitting the B. The correct plural form is objets d’art.
The new edition of Common Errors in English Usage is now shipping,
and it makes a great gift. When you order 5–9 copies and use the coupon
code FIFTEEN, you pay only $13.48 each. Order 10 or more for just
$12.15 each. All with free shipping in the US. Single-copy shoppers can
still use the coupon code and get the new edition for $15.