"Like" abuse redivivus

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Apr 13 03:18:45 UTC 2008

At 4/12/2008 04:38 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>I have sometimes, when seriously provoked, replied "I know" to every
>insertion of "you know".

With a nasality like Sybil Fawlty, I assume.


>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
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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