OMG!! I Am Infected With The “Like”

I consider myself well spoken. I have been complemented on my voice and accent and told I should be an announcer on the BBC. I wouldn't go that far, but it seems when I speak, many times people are impressed with my annunciation.

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!



6 Comments Add yours

  1. only, like, all the time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Basil Rene says:

      Totally! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. kivoi says:

    Yes! It creeps up without you noticing. It’s, like, totally dangerous! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Basil Rene says:

      Is there like, a cure?!


  3. Like, I liked your, like, post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Basil Rene says:

      I like am so totally grateful

      Liked by 1 person

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