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Old 06-21-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I don't think it's just an LA/SoCal thing. I've heard other people from other states say that too. I think it's a generation thing. I say "like" a lot as well. Oops, excuse me.
It's not just an LA thing. But I think it was invented there. It is an outgrowth of "valley-girl" speak. It is horrendous and especially pathetic when anyone over 17 does it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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When I was on a plane back to O.C., the two people sitting next to me were talking and one of them was a young girl from Santa Ana who used 'like' after every other word ... and she like just like got like accepted into like Princeton. I wanted to shout at her. But what's more surprising is she actually had a choice between Stanford or Princeton.

But I agree that it's not just a SoCal thing, I've heard people from all over do that.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Me neither.

It's intellectually lazy. Can be traced back to the whole "valley girl" thing in the '80's, as sort of a cute thing little hotties at the mall and high school would do, a form of slang the 'cool kids' could identify with. Actually just made 'em sound rather stupid and annoyingly repetitive.

Like, ohhh myyy gawwwd, gag me with a hot, steaming pile of "like"! I'm so sure! [SLAP]
Unless it is used as a "verb", the bold sentence above pretty much sums up my opinion.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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And a long bath in molten lead to anyone who uses rising terminals (upspeak).


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It's intellectually lazy. Can be traced back to the whole "valley girl" thing in the '80's, as sort of a cute thing little hotties at the mall and high school would do, a form of slang the 'cool kids' could identify with. Actually just made 'em sound rather stupid and annoyingly repetitive.

Like, I'm so sure. Like, this bigdum guy with the whatever last name bgod goes like "I'm not supposed use 'like'" and whatever, and then I went, "like, as if," and felt kinda bad for him because it's totally obvious what he wants, but he's, like, trying to get in on books, and stuff, but, seriously, really, as if.

No stage direction for giggling is provided. Supply your own.

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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No stage direction for giggling is provided. Supply your own.
Oh, we spare no giggling here. We just don't like "like"
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