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To find it really irritating? When children talk? With an upwards inflection? At the end of every sentence? Even if its not a sentence?

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SinisterBuggyMonth Mon 22-Aug-11 14:00:05

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OnlyWantsOne Mon 22-Aug-11 14:00:47


ignore ignore ignore

MardyBra Mon 22-Aug-11 14:01:06

Stop them watching Neighbours? <spoken with inflection of course>

ShoutyHamster Mon 22-Aug-11 14:01:51

Just say 'that isn't a question' EVERY time they do it - don't actually reply to what they have said.

Or, 'You sound very old-fashioned.' grin

cyb Mon 22-Aug-11 14:02:02

What about, like, when they start to put, like, like in the middle of every, like, sentence

F1lthym1ndedvixen Mon 22-Aug-11 14:02:04

It's like, really annoying? i ignore and then, like, explain, why?

Whatmeworry Mon 22-Aug-11 14:11:33

Like yeah, I find it, like, very irritating like, I know what you mean like smile

SinisterBuggyMonth Mon 22-Aug-11 14:11:33

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mumnotmachine Mon 22-Aug-11 14:20:08

Dont move to Wales.
You would be booking yourself into an asylum by lunchtime!

momobiker Mon 22-Aug-11 14:21:27


I hate this too!

AfternoonDelight Mon 22-Aug-11 14:21:51

Haha I was going to say, stop watching Australian programmes!

<sneaks away before anyone realises I am one of the people that say "like" a lot>

Greythorne Mon 22-Aug-11 14:22:44

It has a posh name: 'rising termination'. Does not make it any easier to bear.

tabulahrasa Mon 22-Aug-11 14:23:34

I've tried ignoring it, it doesn't work, I've tried telling her she's doing it, that doesn't work...I've found myself saying - This one time at band camp? That doesn't work either, though it amused me for a while.

I'm considering banning the Disney channel as she sounds like she's escaped from one of their awful programmes hmm

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 22-Aug-11 14:24:18

It's even worse when adults do it.

redexpat Mon 22-Aug-11 14:29:45

I find it equally irritating when adults do this, unless they are actually australian.

AuntieMonica Mon 22-Aug-11 14:31:43

but it's very funny annoying when your 4yr old does it, hands on hips too grin

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Mon 22-Aug-11 14:33:49

Yes, you hear it ll the time in Australia? And Wales?

MissRead Mon 22-Aug-11 14:37:17

Drives me potty as does the 'like' thing but no idea how to get round it - however hard I try I just sound prim and old-fashioned when I correct my DD, much as my Mum sounded to me when she corrected me for speaking in whatever irritating way was cool when we were kids <rolls eyes>

mumnotmachine Mon 22-Aug-11 14:38:42

Yep Wales as well, its how EVERYONE speaks where I live LOL!

bonkers20 Mon 22-Aug-11 14:55:10

How old is your DC? It's quite normal and if you carry on talking as you do, they'll stop. They probably just want to be like their friends. I agree though, it is really annoying.

MadamDeathstare Mon 22-Aug-11 15:00:47

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Debs75 Mon 22-Aug-11 15:04:33

DD does this loads and it is so annoying.
Every sentence is said as an earth shattering statement, she just doesn't seem to ramble anymore.
Somedays I could just slap her, just to see if it is like stopping a stuck record

It must pass though as she did the like thing ages ago. That has been swapped for 'you know when.....' Bloody facebook

wimpofawoman Mon 22-Aug-11 15:10:19

Mine do this. I blame American school. And DH for getting wonderful jobs which made us move and have to send them to great schools which ruined their lovely British accents.

IndigoBell Mon 22-Aug-11 15:21:12

Not just Australia and Wales - we do it in NZ too.....

aliceliddell Mon 22-Aug-11 15:26:27

greythorne Liking 'rising termination' - we call it 'moronic interrogative' (maybe via S. Fry) It certainly causes rising determination to feckin stop them doing it. It's part of Jafaican, Mockney, Novamericana as spoken by de yoot. Gah.

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