It’s, like, English, or something.

From the Wall Street Journal:

BN-HY591_EDP042_P_20150419144139Lamentations about “like” are commonplace, and for good reason. Many young people—and a lot of middle-age people too—find it impossible to get through a sentence without using “like” repeatedly and for no reason at all. It has become an all-purpose seasoning: “He’s not, like, very happy about it, and, like, I’m not either, because, like, the whole thing is, like, irrational.” For some, “like” plus a facial expression or gesticulation can do most of the work of language. “I was like [expression of alarm], and he was like [expression of disdain], and now I’m like [wave of the hand].”

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