There’s a common little word that’s been in use in the English language for centuries, but nowadays it seems to have wormed its way into every single sentence. Old and young use the same word ad nauseam. My granddaughters do it too, and I find it extremely irritating. The word that’s doing my head in is…
It’s, like, spoken in the middle of sentences, like, because probably air-headed ‘celebrities’ began the trend when they couldn’t, like, think of a suitable word, like.
Just imagine if the great Winston Churchill had been influenced by the aforementioned air-headed ‘celebrities’:
“We shall fight them on the beaches, like, and on the landing grounds. We shall, like, never surrender.”
“If you’re, like, going through hell, like, keep going.”
“The nose of the bulldog has been, like, slanted backwards, so that he can breathe without, like, letting go.”
“Harsh laws are at times better than, like, no laws at all.”
“War is very, like, cruel. It, like, goes on for so long.”
Catch my drift, like?
There’s no, like, Click & Run tomorrow, like, ‘cos Stevie’s off to the van, like.