"Like" abuse redivivus

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 12 20:38:42 UTC 2008

I have sometimes, when seriously provoked, replied "I know" to every
insertion of "you know".

But that was long ago and in another country. And besides, the witch
is dead. Ding-dong!

m a m

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "You know" has also been a roundly condemned pain in the butt since at least the early '70s.
>  JAMES H COPELAND <jamescopeland20 at MSN.COM> wrote:

>  What is as bad now, if not worse, than "like" was then, is the maddening =
>  use of "you know". It has driven me up more walls than I can count!
>  Jim Copeland

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