Metaphors are not just for poets - they're everywhere in our everyday language. And they shape the way we view the world.
BBC Radio Guernsey
The States is set to debate plans to protect Guernsey's language, Guernesiais.
In August, the education committee is due to ask the States for £300,000 to revamp the Guernsey Language Commission.
Committee members said it would help sustain Guernsey French in the island's culture and identity.
The English language has no government, but sometimes, you’ll come across an odd ‘law’ that has been passed on from generation to generation, and most of us use them. Lexicographer, etymologist and broadcaster Susie Dent looks into these linguistic quirks. Video by Adrian Hartrick and Dominika Ozynska
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