[Ads-l] like, interj., redux

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 9 17:05:59 UTC 2015


Remember when teens were scored and scorned for using interjectional "like"
in sentences?

Well, they're still doing it! (I mean different teens.)

Just heard a high-schooler from Colorado say "like" no less than *10* times
in two sentences on CNN. I re-ran the clip to count 'em.

They were kind of long sentences, though.

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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


More information about the Ads-l mailing list