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What Made The Crocodile Cry?: 101 Questions about the English Language Paperback – December 13, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0199574155 ISBN-10: 0199574154 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199574154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199574155
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.7 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,777,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"[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).

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jill on January 6, 2013
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The book came just as I would have expected: in new condition and timely. It was a Christmas gift for my son. He was pleased. Thank you.
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