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The word like used to be traditionally used as a adjective, noun, verb, or conjunction, but nowadays the word is strictly used as an adverb or quotative. This is because over the past two decades teenagers have turned this into their favorite word. High school and college students nowadays are so brain-damaged by MTV, that they absolutely cannot say a single sentence without the insertion of at least three uses of the word like. In fact it is overused by teenagers in speaking just as often as they overuse commas in their writing.
Like can be best described as, like, THE MOST ANNOYING WORD IN THE FUCKING ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
When the fact that the English language is quickly approaching the 1,000,000 word mark is considered, a question arises: CAN'T TEENAGERS THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY INSTEAD OF LIKE ALL THE GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING TIME??????????????? The answer is obviously no, seeing as today's generation, known as generation-Y (moar liek generation WHY, amirite?), is so fucking possessed by mainstream media and so ridiculously fucking stupid, that a majority of them have vocabularies limited to under 9,000 words. The aforementioned brainwashing happened last Thursday when MTV first aired. America's progress in spinning down the shitter was exponentially accelerated ever since.
"TL;DR Like, today, I, like, went to the mall to, like, go shopping, and, like, saw some, like, totally awesome shoes, but they were, like, soooo expensive. But then, like, I got a call on my cell, and, like, it was my boyfriend, and he was like, "Hey, what's going on?" and I was like, "Not much, but I need, like, some more money" and you know what he said? He was like "SURE!" I was, like, so excited! Like, oh my God! So he, like, came to the mall and, like, hugged me and, like, got the credit card out and, like, used it to, like, buy the shoes, but the card was, like, maxed out, and I was, like, soooooo embarrassed! And, like, I was standing there, like, crying like a baby, like, you know, like, like... You know, like, like, like, like, like... like... like... like... likelikelikelikelike
On the popular social networking site, Facebook, there is a like button underneath pretty much everything on the site, allowing you to show that you liek something (Obv). Some say that you can get the dislike button right now if you join this group, but usually it is just a browser plug-in that steals your credit card information and sends it to Nigeria.
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