Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What is up with "Like?"

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Questioner: Van

Subject: Like

Question: Hi Why do teenage girls these days say 'like' so often. I drive a school bus and its kind of annoying. They all do, some in every sentence.
 I'm not that old, but I dont remember girls talking like that when I was in high school in the '80's. The boys dont use it at all,and are the same now as they were then. Thanks for your, like, thoughts!

Answer: Dear Van, It is a new generation and a new way of them setting themselves apart from the last generation.

Welcome to the generation gap!

M Kay Keller