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LUNSSI #1 Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

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Warning this topic is not for sensitive individuals.!!!!

 

I notice the last few years a growing trend of a certain word creeping into the English language in places where it is most unwanted. I see it in the shops, the doctors, the schools. I see it on the T.V. in the books and of course on the internet.

 

This word is ''like''

 

Now I realise that language is not linear of a fixed entitity and that it changes and evolves as time and people ebb and flow. I welcome adaptation and variety in languages and I relish new words. This however is something much different. It is simply the wrong use of  word or the placing of word where it has never belonged. The thing that I detest the most is the steady flow of Europeans and other non native English speakers who see this use and then take it as proper use . SO this thread could be considerd education for anyone who has or would or might have used this word in this way. here are some examples of this most hanious crime.

 

 

"That's, like, so unfair."

 

''there were like 10 people in the que''

 

'' there is still one russian med that they have for like since the first campain''  ( just read this one here)

 

''he was like where are you going?''

 

''he is like so annoying'

 

 

 

These are all wrong examples of the word ''like'' in English sentance.!!!

 

here are some ways you can use it!

 

''This tastes like chicken''

 

''I like this forum''

 

 

 

I am not sure where this degenerative ilness started or where it is going but to all native and non native English speakers and writers.

 

Cease and desisit!:angry:

 

 



Kevbar #2 Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

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Why can I only give you 1 positive vote when I want to give like a million :blinky:

 

Some of my hates

 

  1. People that start emails, thread etc with "Hey, blah de blah..." . Please don't shout as it does not in fact make the written (or typed) word any louder.
  2. The phrase " Anytime soon." Why not just "soon". We all know it refers to time unless you're clinically braindead.
  3. "Anyways". FFS, NOOOOO!. Its "any way" OR "many ways". Aaaarrrgghhhh!!!!! :angry:  Learn the difference people.

 

Arnold, (aka Ace, Bonehead, Smee-Hee) I'm with you all the way with this. 

 

 

Edit :-

Forgot to add that my eldest son is in fact a teacher and constantly uses all of the above.

 

I despair, I really do.:facepalm:


Edited by Kevbar, 30 December 2013 - 05:56 PM.


shiftypowers2002 #3 Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:58 PM

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I have a contribution to this thread too, i don't believe i need to go into detail the following quote should suffice:

 

"Init"!!!!

i Just plain hate it and it's just used constantly

 



LekkerBezig #4 Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:35 PM

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LekkerBezig #5 Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:35 PM

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doubled posted. excuse me.....

Edited by LekkerBezig, 30 December 2013 - 06:36 PM.


Norrin_Radd #6 Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:59 PM

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Can't say this really bothers me that much as I haven't seen it used all that much.....maybe it's an English thing likes. Oh yeah I'm originally from Kirkcaldy an they used to like put likes at the end of every sentence likes. 

There are many things about our language and it's uses that annoy me and Americanisms are among the most annoying. 24/7 is one of the worst ones I just find it aggravating and it is so seldom used about something that is actually done/used/seen/.... 24 hours a day 7 days a week.



Homer_J #7 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:02 PM

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I blame Geordies, like.

 

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an that.


Edited by Homer_J, 30 December 2013 - 07:03 PM.


steview162 #8 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:16 PM

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Also scousers, like, norn iron spides, really like, iCarly and all those clones, like omg. Don't even get me started on australian question intonation, or HRT. Pesky kids.:angry:

Homer_J #9 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:19 PM

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Yeah, they shouldn't let Geordies or Scousers on the telly. Innit.

Effing_Drako #10 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:20 PM

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View Postshiftypowers2002, on 30 December 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

I have a contribution to this thread too, i don't believe i need to go into detail the following quote should suffice:

 

"Init"!!!!

i Just plain hate it and it's just used constantly

 

well sick innit



LUNSSI #11 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:22 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 30 December 2013 - 06:19 PM, said:

Yeah, they shouldn't let Geordies or Scousers on the telly. Innit.

 

Believe me it has nothing to with scousers or any other regional dialect/colloquialism. Points at >>>>> Craig Charles.


Edited by Arnold_Judas_Rimmer, 30 December 2013 - 07:22 PM.


Effing_Drako #12 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

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steview162 #13 Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:45 PM

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View PostArnold_Judas_Rimmer, on 30 December 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

 

Believe me it has nothing to with scousers or any other regional dialect/colloquialism. Points at >>>>> Craig Charles.

 

It's all his fault? Or is it because he is a complete and utter smeghead? Like! 



_Antipathy #14 Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

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Let's speak Spanish instead! Who's with me?

_Antipathy #15 Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:02 PM

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Seems that nobody :sceptic:



Effing_Drako #16 Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:57 PM

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No me gusta

_Antipathy #17 Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:49 PM

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_Antipathy #19 Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:46 PM

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Vaya ¬¬

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View PostArnold_Judas_Rimmer, on 30 December 2013 - 04:26 PM, said:

This word is ''like''

 

Don't ever visit County Cork in Ireland then (no really, don't... It's a dump). 

 

"Like we were in the bar like, and this guy was looking at me like, and I says like are ye startin like? and he's like, no like, are you startin like? So I boxed him like". 

 






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