However, I found myself infected with one of the world's most verbal diseases. A friend pointed it out to me last night at dinner, and I am mortified, but yet still can't seem to shake it. It has crept into my daily vocabulary and it seems to be stuck.
It is the improper use of the word “like”, as in valley talk. I would often mock valley talk when goofing around, but it seems that as punishment for my mockery, I am now speaking it. I am now speaking like my much maligned valley girl. I am like so totally mortified that I literally died and attended my own funeral.
Anyone else find them self slipping into what seems to be the common vernacular in the metro New York area? Is there a cure? Help me! Like really!