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AIBU to dislike the constant use of 'it's like'...............

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earlgreyplease Sat 06-Apr-13 19:43:04

AIBU to really dislike the fact that almost everyone now uses 'it's like' or 'it was like', instead of 'it's as if, or 'it's as though"? Are we all too lazy to 'speak proper' any more??

OHforDUCKScake Sat 06-Apr-13 19:44:20

Woah! I thought I was anal no-life irritable misery guts! You just stole my title!

Cristiane Sat 06-Apr-13 19:47:49

I cannot bear it. It's Like you were just so right

teeth on edge

anonymosity Sat 06-Apr-13 19:48:32

YABU. Speech evolves.

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Apr-13 19:50:08

You need to tell people. I am sure they will thank you for correcting them. wink

KC225 Sat 06-Apr-13 19:51:30

YANBU

Speech may evolve, but when 'like' becomes grammar, it is more of a regression

Alwayscheerful Sat 06-Apr-13 19:53:32

YANBU

DevonCiderPunk Sat 06-Apr-13 19:57:06

"It's like" is perfectly correct, though, e.g. "It's like sucking a lemon."

Charlottemerwiak Sat 06-Apr-13 19:58:38

hmmI'm ashamedly guilty of this but I will endure to mend my ways. PROMISE.

Tee2072 Sat 06-Apr-13 20:00:43

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OzmaofOz Sat 06-Apr-13 20:02:05

It's almost like you want a bunfight op

Euphemia Sat 06-Apr-13 20:03:26

DD and her pals use "like" every second syllable. Drives me nuts. angry

Filibear Sat 06-Apr-13 20:05:15

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Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Apr-13 20:07:18

It's as if it isn't top of my list of things to be worrying about of a Saturday evening. It's as though Ant and Dec are more interesting.

TweenageAngst Sat 06-Apr-13 20:09:01

I was stuck on a train today, surrounded by a gaggle of giggling teenage girls. I was like ready to kill them by the end. I have never heard the word used so many times in such a short space of time.

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Apr-13 20:10:02

IMO the most overused word is 'obviously'.

Filibear Sat 06-Apr-13 20:11:55

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KC225 Sat 06-Apr-13 20:12:17

How can you tell if a Californian is drowning in the sea?

They wave and shout 'Like help, kinda'

ClutchingPearls Sat 06-Apr-13 20:12:58

Its equal only to "and then he said 'yerh', so I said 'yerh', then he said 'no', so I said 'why', so he said 'dunno'. Just get to the bloody point.

Tee2072 Sat 06-Apr-13 20:34:00

grin Fili

Euphemia Sat 06-Apr-13 20:57:04

When we lived in Glasgow, "pure" and "like" combined to create a lot of heat, but very little light. Eg:

"So ah wiz pure like that, where are we gaun?" and he was like that, "Ye're pure mad, man, we're pure like gaun up the toon." An ah wiz like that, "But ah dinnae want tae gaun up the toon, it's pure borin'!"

At least the craze for putting "by the way" after every phrase seems to have passed ...

angry

Damash12 Sat 06-Apr-13 21:13:07

Yanbu - and bloody hell I'm surprised at the harsh comments you have received. "It's like" talking chav is now the norm.

LizzyMcGuire Sat 06-Apr-13 21:15:05

It's like, everything's like a simile or something.

A simile is a comparison using "like" or "as". Sticking "like" on the end of sentences as a qualifier is grammatically incorrect and a little annoying, but similes are valid sub-categories of metaphor, and for that reason YABU.

TheBigJessie Sat 06-Apr-13 21:35:22

And then I like turned round and said...

It's like people are spinning, these days. Like, what's going on?

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