"I says"

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Apr 5 12:40:55 UTC 2002

>"I'm like ..." is beginning to show its age; the hipper are now "I'm
>all..." or even "I'm ...."


>You could also try a different verb to get the chatty effect--  'so I go..."
>or in the US today you'd be more likely to get "so I'm like, 'get lost!' "
>Dale Coye
>The College of NJ

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
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Michigan State University
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