"[A] fun book ... from the folks who continue to print the remarkable Oxford English Dictionary--about English eccentricities that we've turned into everyday language."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"[A] friendly but erudite guide to English as we know it. ... Dip into this little book to find answers to those tricky grammar questions."--Commuter Times
"Properly edited and proofread, thanks be, What Made the Crocodile Cry?
is casually diverting for people who enjoy words."--The Freelancer
"[An] entertaining new book."--Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature
About the Author
Susie Dent is a writer and broadcaster, best known for being the regular face of Dictionary Corner on Channel 4 T.V's Countdown. Her books include The Language Report (2003-2007) and Words of the Year (2008).