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St M, Assuming your are not already a "parleur" of patois, why don't you take one of the existing opportunities to learn, if you feel so strongly about preserving it? Or do you just like the vague idea that someone else will preserve it? I think you'll find that most of us philistines are not against the patois being continued by dedicated and, more importantly, willing participants. forcing the learning of a quirky, interesting but frankly useless dialest on our children is another matter, as is the spending of our taxes on doing so. What next? will all the road signs have to be in patois as well as English? what about modern words that don't exist in this ancient tongue? Will we have the farcical situation where they will be adopted from English or French by "Guernsifying" the spelling, like the Welsh language extremists do with English words?