Let’s end “like” from the spoken word

The millennials are taking over, and infesting the spoken word with some of the worst verbal transgressions of the English language.

  • Like
  • It’s like
  • I mean
  • So…
  • … right?
  • You know
  • I feel like
  • Weird
  • Uptalk
  • Vocal fry

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Bump. I listened to a few podcasts with millennials and the problem is getting worse.

Laura Mars

I’m pretty bad with the unnecessary “like”, and I have a few other ones I’m consciously trying to work on. In the “normie world”, there is certainly no system to keep one in check with speech and articulation. In fact, encouraging others to improve their speaking skills is generally frowned upon and a slippery slope to Nazism (well, “grammarcentric” neo-Nazism, I suppose).

Joking aside, it is pretty sad watching the English language devolve into abbreviations and filler words while people struggle not only to communicate their ideas, but even process them. I saw a meme the other day (I still hate saying that, but I guess it’s what we do now) about how not long ago we were teaching Latin in high schools / secondary schools. Now remedial English classes are always filled, and not just by immigrants learning it as a second or third language.

Kills me.


(See what I did there?!)

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