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Friday, June 12, 2015

Like = Said

Common vernacular changes with the times.  It has always done so, in all places, in all languages. Sometimes it is for the better, sometimes not.

What I would really like to know is how the word "like" started equating with "said".

Here is a story-joke, and a good one, grammar and vocabulary aside:

They're like.  You're like.  He was like.  I was like. The cat will be like.

Stop and think about this for a second.

(I am sure)

It is ubiquitous. "...was like..." is in every conversation, usually younger age groups (but not always), all groups of people.

Apparently, this use of the term has evolved from a Frank Zappa song!

And sadly, most of the people using it these days probably don't even know who Frank Zappa is.


  1. ha ha ha story...

  2. Like, I forgot all about this song. You might be right.


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