Like?!! What an overused word....

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Real Estate Agent with The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates IA 100045079

I admit that crowds are not one of my favorite things.  I also do not enjoy listening to the conversations of others.

 

Last night we were in Reliant Stadium to see one of this years rodeo performances.

 

Behind us sat four twenty something ladies who talked loudly during the entire performance.

 

They chatted on and on usually at the same time.  It was difficult to hear the announcer over the bantering.

 

One of the things I noticed was that the English language has changed a lot since I was twenty something.

 

The word "like" is used often.  " it was like". I was like, she was like...  They were like...  Like this and like that.

 

Every sentence started with the word "like" and it was interspersed throughout each statement!

 

Perhaps it is the fact that I was an English major, or the fact that I had a librarian for a mother that makes it difficult for me to listen to the incorrect use of the language.

 

Whatever the reason, I clearly did not like the experience of being bombarded with the incessant loud chatter.  

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

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That word and absolutely must come in a close second, perhaps auh is in there too.

March 13, 2012 10:06 PM #1
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Ralph, I liked your post! And yes, I do not like the excessive and useless use of like. Is that a Facebook effect? lol..

March 13, 2012 10:17 PM #2
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It is not nearly as overused as it was back in the 1980s, though I was never into the term myself.

March 13, 2012 10:18 PM #3
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Sometimes, have to wonder what they are learning in school.

Have an outatanding week.

March 14, 2012 01:29 PM #4
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Ralph and Jeanne, I am surprised the 'f' word wasn't part of the conversation as well. I hear that word a lot with the younger crowd and it makes me cringe. Where's the Ivory soap when you need it?

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I am glad to hear you state that in your post.  I am still trying to understand why we don't make more complete sentences in our conversation today. 

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