"Like" syndrome

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    You have no idea how much the overuse of the word "like" (to fill in empty space) irritates me; it rubs my skin raw with a cheese grater, sprinkles salt on the open laceration and then, lastly, squeezes a lemon on top of it. I soooo, like, want to strangle, like, anyone who, like, says like, like, every five seconds, like, after every other word. Like, immediately.

    For the love of all that is unholy, stick a dick in your mouth; chew on some gum; anything besides opening your sewer flaps and spewing out repetitive turd after turd.

    When did this infuriating fad begin? How did this happen!?
     
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    like its a simily or something
     
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    It's a kind of kneejerk mitigation of a statement and an affectation of one's coolness, too

    "I was terrified" is a stronger statement of fact than: I was like...terrified.

    People who use this convention are generally suffering from HIPititous.
     
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    like

    1. Every third word used in the LA and Orange County in Southern California

    Like what time is it? Like I have no clue.

    2. In the UK we call this a comma. Used mostly to introduce a qoute, it is also used randomly by irritating teenagers and people who dropped out of school or have never read a book above the literary standard of Guns 'n' Ammo. It can be exchanged with a number of other phrases, including I was all.

    Like, oh my God, that is, like, so wrong.

    3. Around the DC area, it's used to end a sentence or comment.

    say your comment or question and then add "like" in the end of it.

    Why he got on so many colors like...?
     
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    Another affectation is the replacement of the GO to mean SAID.

    She shes goes, "bla bla bla" and I go, like " Oh yeah?!"
     
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    whatever! like ... You know!
     
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    Ah - I'm not alone in, like, my irritation over the use of, like, "like."

    I knew this was going to be a good year:

    Jan 1 - big smile, pouring rain;
    Jan 2 - "like" irritates others - yes, I think it's going to be a good year.
     
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    "Like" is far less irritating than constantly hearing "these ones" and "those ones". :evil:
     
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    How do you like these ones, Dis?
    1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

    :tongue:
     
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