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#1
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today's topic of concern is about the word "like." It is indeed a powerful word, as it is one of the most commonly used words used for comparison. That's right - comparison.

Proper use:

"Holy balls. Did you see that bird? It looked like a Psyduck!"

These days, a lot of people like to use this word for other reasons, namely for filler and as a substitute for recounting speech. I will now give examples of both abominations:

Filler:

"Did you.... like... see.... like the American Idol episode last night? It was like.... so good!"

Substitution for the word "say" and its synoynms

"Dude I was all like 'No way man, you can't do the Scarified arpeggios!' and then he was like 'Dude, like I totally like played it.'"

You may not realize it, but you sound like a fucking retard when you do this. The worst part about this epidemic is that it is spreading to writing. Look around you - you will see people typing the word "like," using it as filler or using it as a substitute for recounting dialogue or actions.

Kindly do yourself, your peers, and the English language a favor and stop doing this. It is not hard to break loose of this habit. I was once a slave to this misuse as well. Just be conscious of what you say and choose your words carefully before you say/write it.

Have a good day,

darkstar2466
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#2
Quote by darkstar2466
Kindly do yourself, your peers, and the English language a favor and stop doing this.


The english language hasn't done me any favours lately
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#3
I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money.I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.
#4
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The english language hasn't done me any favours lately


It may be because you haven't done favors for it at all!
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#5
Quote by darkstar2466
Substitution for the word "say" and its synoynms

"Dude I was all like 'No way man, you can't do the Scarified arpeggios!' and then he was like 'Dude, like I totally like played it.'"


You're absolutely right. It should be: "and then he was say 'dude, say I totally say played it'"
#6
Quote by darkstar2466
It may be because you haven't done favors for it at all!


That's not true, I stabbed a guy the other day because he ended a sentence with a preposition.
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#7
Like condescending much?
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#9
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You're absolutely right. It should be: "and then he was say 'dude, say I totally say played it'"


Dear god. The technicalities - please take them away.
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#11
Using the word "like" as filler is what linguists call a discourse marker. The use of "like" as a discourse marker is similar to using "uh" or "um"; it gives the speaker a brief moment to think of what they will say next. I agree it sounds retarded to hear someone say this, though. Some would say that people should take a moment to think of what they want to say before speaking, but the way our society is today, people think they have to respond quickly which usually leads to stupid sounding responses.
#15
Like, seriously dude. What's up with this guy?

I think it's acceptable to use it while speaking. Using it in any form of writing, however, is like, totally stupid.

Yeah, I know what I said there.
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#16
Maybe when people say:

He was like "I am talking!"

They are comparing "he" to "I am talking!"


#17
Quote by ImpStarJay
Using the word "like" as filler is what linguists call a discourse marker. The use of "like" as a discourse marker is similar to using "uh" or "um"; it gives the speaker a brief moment to think of what they will say next. I agree it sounds retarded to hear someone say this, though. Some would say that people should take a moment to think of what they want to say before speaking, but the way our society is today, people think they have to respond quickly which usually leads to stupid sounding responses.


I understand that, but it sounds so fucking horrendous. I am sure you have heard the double or triple "like," instances when the speaker is completely uncertain of what he/she is going to say, so he/she mutters out the "like.... you know... like.... like....." before proceeding with regular speech.
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#18
You're right, it does sound bad. I used to know some girls that would say "like" every other word. They were also the type to wave their hands around when they spoke, which also really aggravated me. Oh, well.
#19
Quote by darkstar2466
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today's topic of concern is about the word "like." It is indeed a powerful word, as it is one of the most commonly used words used for comparison. That's right - comparison.

Proper use:

"Holy balls. Did you see that bird? It looked like a Psyduck!"

These days, a lot of people like to use this word for other reasons, namely for filler and as a substitute for recounting speech. I will now give examples of both abominations:

Filler:

"Did you.... like... see.... like the American Idol episode last night? It was like.... so good!"

Substitution for the word "say" and its synoynms

"Dude I was all like 'No way man, you can't do the Scarified arpeggios!' and then he was like 'Dude, like I totally like played it.'"

You may not realize it, but you sound like a fucking retard when you do this. The worst part about this epidemic is that it is spreading to writing. Look around you - you will see people typing the word "like," using it as filler or using it as a substitute for recounting dialogue or actions.

Kindly do yourself, your peers, and the English language a favor and stop doing this. It is not hard to break loose of this habit. I was once a slave to this misuse as well. Just be conscious of what you say and choose your words carefully before you say/write it.

Have a good day,

darkstar2466


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#21
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This is, like, so gay, dude.

Quote by wtf290
Like, seriously dude. What's up with this guy?

I think it's acceptable to use it while speaking. Using it in any form of writing, however, is like, totally stupid.

Yeah, I know what I said there.

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I like, totally agree dude!

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Like condescending much?


Very original and thoughtful. Kudos to you all.

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#22
Quote by darkstar2466
Kindly do yourself, your peers, and the English language a favor and stop doing this.
Yourself is clearly defined, as is the English language.
But when you say "peers", do you mean equals and contemporaries?


... or are you just talking kinky?
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#23
In the great scheme of things...


Does it really matter? Improper use of the word 'like' isn't going to shorten your life span and being a grammar ***** wont extend it. Get on with your life.
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#24
You know, I type it on purpose. A lot. It's a popular form of speech, and however incorrect, it happens. I type it because I would say it. I read a lot of books where the characters speak using 'like' improperly. That's just how the world works, and I reflect it in my typing.

There are way more problems with the English language that need to be addressed before this petty crap. Do you know how many people I see on here and in the rest of the world EVERY GOD DAMN DAY that don't know the difference between 'there, they're and their'? If you can teach everyone to do that properly, then I'll stop saying like.
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#25
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... or are you just talking kinky?


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#27
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In the great scheme of things...


Does it really matter? Improper use of the word 'like' isn't going to shorten your life span and being a grammar ***** wont extend it. Get on with your life.


Did I ever say anything about life spans being extended or shortened?
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#28
Quote by darkstar2466
Substitution for the word "say" and its synoynms

I'm very guilty of this and am trying to stop.
#29
Quote by darkstar2466
Very original and thoughtful. Kudos to you all.



I choose to take this literally.
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#30
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Did I ever say anything about life spans being extended or shortened?


No.
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rich_sg, I promote you to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. of the Pit. way to speak your opinion.


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RICH_SG you are a filthy person for accusing me of dirty trolling , you are a stiff coconut
#31
Quote by Fassa Albrecht
Oh quit being a Grammar Nazi.....we're on UG to have fun, not have a grammar or spelling lesson.


If not for Grammar Nazis and English teachers, you would be speaking like this:

http://www.somethingawful.com/flash/shmorky/babby.swf

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I'm very guilty of this and am trying to stop.


Good for you man. Don't give up.
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#32
Quote by darkstar2466
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Kindly do yourself, your peers, and the English language a favor and stop doing this.



All those words got mixed together in my mind and it looked like "Kill yourself."
Feed your mind.
#34
Dear:
[ ] Clueless Newbie
[ ] Loser
[ ] Spammer
[x] 12 year old
[ ] Pervert
[ ] Nerd
[ ] l337 d00d/"vet"
[x] illegal immigrant

You Are Being Flamed Because
[ ] You posted a Nudity thread (anime or normal).
[x] You whine like a bitch.
[ ] You bumped a thread from the last page.
[x] You started an off-topic thread.
[x] You posted a "YOU ALL SUCK" message .
[ ] You don't know which forum to post in.
[ ] You posted false information (or lack thereof).
[x] You posted something totally uninteresting.
[ ] You doubleposted.
[ ] You posted a message all written in CAPS (oR aLtErNaTe CaPs).
[ ] You posted a X > Y thread. LAME
[x] I don't like your tone of voice.

To Repent, You Must:
[x] Give up your AOL Internet account
[x] Bust up your modem with a hammer and eat it
[x] Jump into a bathtub while holding your monitor
[x] Actually post something relevant
[ ] Be my love slave
[x] Apologize to everybody on this forum
[x] Go stand in the middle of an intersection

In Closing, I'd Like to Say:
[ ] Get a life
[x] Never post again
[x] I pity your dog
[ ] I think your IQ must be 6
[x] Take your crap somewhere else
[x] Do us all a favor and jump into some industrial equipment
[ ] Go play Dress-Up Barbie Online?
[ ] All of the above

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#35
Edit* I like that form^


Quote by Fassa Albrecht
Oh quit being a Grammar Nazi.....we're on UG to have fun, not have a grammar or spelling lesson.


You mean to have fun grammar lessons!!! Best of both worlds!

Though, I'd really call this a syntactic or mechanical lesson, not grammar. If an utterence is comprehensible a linguist would call it "grammatical." Next time someone claims you have bad grammar, stick it to them--unless you really didn't make any sense whatsoever.

...Well there's another lesson for today: let's not call everything that has to do with language "grammar."
#36
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*smiles*

*nods at the smiley face*

... wait. that's not just a smiley face!

*runs*
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I wont be like those jerks who dedicate their beliefs to logic and reaosn.
#37
Quote by drunkinkoala
I'm very guilty of this and am trying to stop.


good job. admitting you have a problem is the first step.

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#38
Quote by sloppyjoe24
Dear:
[ ] Clueless Newbie
[ ] Loser
[ ] Spammer
[x] 12 year old
[ ] Pervert
[ ] Nerd
[ ] l337 d00d/"vet"
[x] illegal immigrant

You Are Being Flamed Because
[ ] You posted a Nudity thread (anime or normal).
[x] You whine like a bitch.
[ ] You bumped a thread from the last page.
[x] You started an off-topic thread.
[x] You posted a "YOU ALL SUCK" message .
[ ] You don't know which forum to post in.
[ ] You posted false information (or lack thereof).
[x] You posted something totally uninteresting.
[ ] You doubleposted.
[ ] You posted a message all written in CAPS (oR aLtErNaTe CaPs).
[ ] You posted a X > Y thread. LAME
[x] I don't like your tone of voice.

To Repent, You Must:
[x] Give up your AOL Internet account
[x] Bust up your modem with a hammer and eat it
[x] Jump into a bathtub while holding your monitor
[x] Actually post something relevant
[ ] Be my love slave
[x] Apologize to everybody on this forum
[x] Go stand in the middle of an intersection

In Closing, I'd Like to Say:
[ ] Get a life
[x] Never post again
[x] I pity your dog
[ ] I think your IQ must be 6
[x] Take your crap somewhere else
[x] Do us all a favor and jump into some industrial equipment
[ ] Go play Dress-Up Barbie Online?
[ ] All of the above



I remember those. I however don't remember where I put mine....
Feed your mind.
#39
Quote by sloppyjoe24
Dear:
[ ] Clueless Newbie
[ ] Loser
[ ] Spammer
[x] 12 year old
[ ] Pervert
[ ] Nerd
[ ] l337 d00d/"vet"
[x] illegal immigrant

You Are Being Flamed Because
[ ] You posted a Nudity thread (anime or normal).
[x] You whine like a bitch.
[ ] You bumped a thread from the last page.
[x] You started an off-topic thread.
[x] You posted a "YOU ALL SUCK" message .
[ ] You don't know which forum to post in.
[ ] You posted false information (or lack thereof).
[x] You posted something totally uninteresting.
[ ] You doubleposted.
[ ] You posted a message all written in CAPS (oR aLtErNaTe CaPs).
[ ] You posted a X > Y thread. LAME
[x] I don't like your tone of voice.

To Repent, You Must:
[x] Give up your AOL Internet account
[x] Bust up your modem with a hammer and eat it
[x] Jump into a bathtub while holding your monitor
[x] Actually post something relevant
[ ] Be my love slave
[x] Apologize to everybody on this forum
[x] Go stand in the middle of an intersection

In Closing, I'd Like to Say:
[ ] Get a life
[x] Never post again
[x] I pity your dog
[ ] I think your IQ must be 6
[x] Take your crap somewhere else
[x] Do us all a favor and jump into some industrial equipment
[ ] Go play Dress-Up Barbie Online?
[ ] All of the above


Once again, very thoughtful and original. Congratulations on your victory.
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#40
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