Val-girl "like"

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Fri Feb 6 17:56:19 UTC 2004

Sean, I got a virus notice when I tried to open your attachment, so be careful!

But anyway, why would you want to curb the use of filler "like"?  You might
want to teach some register control (OK informally, not formally), but
that's about all you'll be able to do.  It's everywhere, and numerous
research articles are available on its use.

At 11:41 PM 2/5/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>The ADS once named filler "like" as the "most likely to succeed"
>linguistic novelty.  The 3 Feb Wall Street Journal (p. D1) has an article
>on the generation that has grown up using it like all the time and some
>efforts to curb that use.  My own efforts are described at
>Seán Fitzpatrick
>Upper Darby, PA
>Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana; Chuck Yeager flies,
>like, airplanes.

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