Wednesday, April 11, 2007

*updated* "and I'm like...... and she's like......."

......and you're like a fool, that's what you're like.

Whatever happened to English? How did a pronoun followed by "like" replace "he/she said"?

It's annoying at best; And for people who are sticklers for speaking proper English, it's as soothing to the ears as grating your nails on a chalkboard. It's even worse for multi-lingual Malaysians, who pick up new languages and nuances in dialect easily. The assimilation into the Borg happens, and before you know it, you're talking like Jessica and Paris.

How in the world did American teenage bimbo talk become an accepted way of communication? I know great writers and great articulators of words who spout "i'm like she's like........" the moment they're with their friends! Somehow it became cool to talk that way, even when you know many words with more than 5 syllables. It's usually an indicator of youth(and teenage sluttiness), but my good friend and neighbour from the show(who's admittedly young at heart) talks like that, and he just turned 30.... so there goes my theory.

God bless America. Without you, how would we find the inspiration to talk stupid?

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