911…Help, We’re Like Drowning…

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OMG, there is like a LIKE crisis in the like good ole like U like S like A…like what are we going to like do?

I might be the first person ever charged with a drive by LIKE shooting…weapons of choice, a grammar stick and a sledge hammer to like pound the word LIKE out of people’s like consciousness.

Case in point, the other night I was sitting next to 3 young women and in 2:20, the length of a pop song, I recorded 63 likes…I requested relocation in the restaurant.

During the US Open, a 20 something’s locker was above mine. I bent down to pick up an item that tumbled from my locker. In the time it took for this middle-age, but extremely agile body to retrieve the article of clothing, the like offender said like, describing her like failed encounter like with a guy who like worked in field like ops, like 18 times.

At 8am, feeling weary and already sweaty, I popped up and elegantly stated, “Will you please speak the English language correctly. You said the word like 18 times in less than 1 minute.”

Stunned silence and then the locker room erupted in applause….my like mission had begun!

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It has reached epidemic proportions. On the street, in TV interviews, elevators, restaurants, all public arenas…not to be casting aspersions, but I will, it’s the 20 something’s and under who are the major offenders. Are we destined to have a LIKE future? Will it invade presidential press conferences and newscaster lingo? I like hope not.

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Please, take up the cause and try your darnedest to stamp out the constant and grammatically incorrect usage of LIKE from our vocabulary.

Like, I mean, thank you.

**The definition of like as a verb: to enjoy, get pleasure from…which I do not when used incorrectly.

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