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Old 06-21-2012, 03:27 AM
 
Location: In bed with Madonna
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I usually (well, most of the time) find myself saying "like" in every sentence, does it happen to you too ?
And not only me, it seems that everyone in LA uses "like" like every 3 seconds
Just pay attention when you are talking to somebody, they would say "like, you know, its like.." every 5 seconds. I cant even control it, it just comes out.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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You'll grow out of it. Hopefully.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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How old are you? Don't do it in a job interview.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Slap yourself and anybody else for every instance of "like" popping up in conversation. Same for every "lol" typed.

Ban the Verbal Crutch.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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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.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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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 isn't just a SoCal thing, I have come across this where I live as well. Definitely don't use like in that context in a job interview
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I never talked this way and discourage my kids from developing that pattern.

IMO, it's a generational affliction that dumbs speech down. I first heard it in 1989 when we moved to CA from the east coast. It was quite pathetic to hear then and still is. I don't take anyone who speaks like this seriously.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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I don't take anyone who speaks like this seriously.
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]
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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I usually (well, most of the time) find myself saying "like" in every sentence, does it happen to you too ?
And not only me, it seems that everyone in LA uses "like" like every 3 seconds
Just pay attention when you are talking to somebody, they would say "like, you know, its like.." every 5 seconds. I cant even control it, it just comes out.
Take ownership of this, please.

It's not LA's fault. Nor is it necessarily yours, but you want to fix it so start dealing with it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: The Big Apple and Shytown and Miami and Dallas and Milwalkie and St Paul-Mineopolis n DCMV n WestBay
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I hear people from other countries such as Australia, Ireland and the UK saying it, mostly girls. I used to talk this way for a bit, until I had to do a speech class and my teacher wrote down I said it too much. I also started with "um" before sentences. I learned to stop doing both plus cursing every other word. That ticks me off, as well.
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