Thursday, October 23, 2008

My, like, language-related rant of the week

I challenge everyone under 30 to go an entire day without using the word "like".
Hell, I would be happy if one of you could get through an entire sentence.

13 comments:

Ma Horton said...

Let's me out .

Maria said...

SO SO TRUE!!
I have also realized that many college kids these days do not know how to freakin' spell.

I was raised by immigrant parents and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors --- whats happening to our youth?

A. & J. said...

I somewhat fall into this generation. I do my best to not say it. It's a very bad habit.

Newsguy Bob said...

Maria! University of Michigan! That explains the spelling of "honors". ;)

I'm not sure what's up in your life lately, but I gather from Kitty's blog that you've hit a rough patch. I hope all is okay, and still miss your blog.

Misster Kitty said...

I know, right!

But there is SOME good to come out of it. You can use this as a drinking game. Watch any TV show or Movie for teens, or just pack flask and head to your local mall. Every time you hear the "L word", take a sip. If you here any double "L words", chug-a-lug my friend...

On the plus side, you soon won't care about the issue, on the down side, you'll need a new liver within 3 hours.

Maria said...

OK, OK, "Honours" Happy now? Geeeeeeeeez, can you even let just 1 thing slide??

Maria said...

LOL

Newsguy Bob said...

No, I can't. Just ask my co-workers. I'm in the process right now of driving them crazy over one simple phrase that almost made it into a story we're airing tonight, but it would have been used incorrectly: double-edged sword. We've replaced it with double jeopardy.

Yeah, every TV newsroom needs a cranky old fart. And if those dad-blamed youngsters don't toe the line, I'll sic Kitty on 'em. That'll learn 'em.

Maria said...

like ... forsure.

xup said...

Do you enjoy this old fart status you’re cultivating?? ‘Cuz I’m waiting for the day you fall head over heels for a 17-year-old hottie and start getting hep.

Newsguy Bob said...

I'm waiting, too.

Zhu said...

And they do it in French too! I challenge a Quebecer to say a whole sentence without the word "comme".

It's like... annoying.

Misster Kitty said...

better yet for the Franoc'' try to go 5 minutes without 'le ti'