What Made the Crocodile Cry?: 101 Questions about the English Language

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Why do good things cut the mustard? Who or what was the real Real McCoy? And why do we call false sentiment crocodile tears? Can crocodiles really cry? In What Made the Crocodile Cry?, Susie Dent draws on her popular television segment on the curiosities of English to tackle these and many other fascinating puzzles. Writing with her customary charm and erudition, Dent offers a wonderfully readable and endlessly entertaining exploration of language, answering 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, ...

What Made the Crocodile Cry?: 101 Questions about the English Language 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199574155

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