Language

The curious ‘laws’ of speaking English

The English-speaking ‘laws’ you never knew you knew
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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