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Published: 22 October 2009

176 Pages | b & w line illustrations and photos


ISBN: 9780199574155

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What Made The Crocodile Cry?

101 questions about the English language

Susie Dent

  • Susie Dent draws on her popular television coverage of curious questions about English
  • Supported by evidence from Oxford Languages, the world's largest language research programme
  • Reveals fascinating facts about all areas of our language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage
  • Wonderfully accessible with entertaining examples given throughout
  • The perfect gift for linguistic browsers