What Made The Crocodile Cry

Sparkling with insight and linguistic curiosity, this delightful compendium answers 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage.

What Made The Crocodile Cry

Sparkling with insight and linguistic curiosity, this delightful compendium answers 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage. Irresistible to anyone with an interest in the words around them.

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What Made The Crocodile Cry?
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Susie Dent
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Sparkling with insight and linguistic curiosity, this delightful compendium answers 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage. Irresistible to anyone with an interest in the words around them.
What Made The Crocodile Cry?
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Susie Dent
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-22 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Crocodile Tears
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Susie Dent
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: random harvest

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lucy Fife Donaldson and James Walters
Categories: Reference
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A Miscellany for Word Lovers
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robin Hosie, Vic Mayhew
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-06 - Publisher: Hachette UK

More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: * The fascinating origins of words * Quotes and misquotes * Slang, dialects and secret languages * Unforgettable Adverts, Famous Lines from Novels and Movies * Newspeak, Basic English, spelling reform * Malapropisms, politicians'