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Miguel de Maria

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And I'm Like 

When did this become the way women talked? I hate it!


https://stancarey.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/acadamy-of-linguistic-awarness-dont-sound-stupid-stop-saying-like-poster.jpg

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 17:38:28
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Miguel, sad to say, but that is now how an enormous number of young women speak today, including my granddaughter, y' know. And, y' know, a lot of young men, credentialed young men, interviewed on TV programs of varying degrees of seriousness, y' know, repeatedly interlard their, y' know, responses, y' know, with y' know.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 17:53:49
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

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ORIGINAL: Miguel de Maria

When did this become the way women talked? I hate it!


https://stancarey.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/acadamy-of-linguistic-awarness-dont-sound-stupid-stop-saying-like-poster.jpg


Dude, where have you been? I remember watching a Simpson's episode making fun of this about 16 years ago!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 18:55:20
 
El Kiko

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to hamia

like totally got it .. like awesome ... valley girl by Frank Zappa

or comedy like this ...



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 19:20:59
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to hamia

Yeah, and I remember valley girl in the early eighties. But now it seems that everyone 50 and below is talking this way. Consistently!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 19:21:47
 
El Kiko

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

like

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 19:27:46
 
BarkellWH

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

It started about 30 years ago and originally was termed "Valley Girl" talk, as Kiko points out. Runner mentions the ubiquitous "Y' know," which is one more piece of evidence of the decline of articulate speech. In fact, for some time there has been a decline in both spoken and written English. It's scary to think about how written English will look two generations from now, after "texting" has become the primary mode of communication.

Oh well, C U soon.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 31 2015 21:43:42
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

quote:

I hate it!


But it serves a useful purpose: it removes the necessity of deciding between:

• I think […]
• I said […]
• I thought […]
• I wanted to say […]
• I considered saying […]
• I didn’t dare say […]
[…]

Save energy! Maximum efficiency!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 1 2015 0:32:28
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Dude? Srs?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 1 2015 0:39:11
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Paul Magnussen

quote:

ORIGINAL: Paul Magnussen

quote:

I hate it!


But it serves a useful purpose: it removes the necessity of deciding between:

• I think […]
• I said […]
• I thought […]
• I wanted to say […]
• I considered saying […]
• I didn’t dare say […]
[…]

Save energy! Maximum efficiency!


Like, Wow!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 1 2015 17:30:18
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

The next step is actually already occurring. First, they substituted "like" for a handful of other verbs and constructions. Now, they are substituting pictures to save themselves the trouble of actually writing out, in their own words, what they felt or did.

Usage:

When Todd told Juan his picado wasn't fast enough he was like:
http://wtfmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/102123_story__3pdsd9.jpg

or

Stephen accidentally ordered Beef Carpaccio in Tokyo and he was like:
http://runt-of-the-web.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chef-gordon-ramsay-meme-undercooked.jpg

or

The dancer told Ricardo she liked his compas so he be like:
http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=http%3A%2F%2Fi.pbase.com%2Fv3%2F96%2F492696%2F1%2F46405883.hasselhoff.gif

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 1 2015 20:13:46
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

quote:

The dancer told Ricardo she liked his compas so he be like:
http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=http%3A%2F%2Fi.pbase.com%2Fv3%2F96%2F492696%2F1%2F46405883.hasselhoff.gif



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 1 2015 20:21:10
 
BarkellWH

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Miguel, what do you think? Are we reaching a point where we will be mute, having lost the capacity to engage in articulate speech? Will we eventually converse via flash cards? No speech, just flash cards with the appropriate picture that conveys, at least roughly, the idea we want to get across? And our interlocutors reply with flash cards that bear some resemblance to a response? (Using flash cards couldn't be any more inarticulate than much of the speech one hears today.) Yet again, further evidence that after the long evolutionary journey to walking upright comes the descent to knuckle-dragging once again.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 1 2015 21:46:55
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Don't despair, Ruphus just used the word 'haptics' in a sentence that made perfect sense. All is not lost.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 2 2015 1:44:38
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to BarkellWH

It's okay, Bill, things just march on. Probably within a generation or two, people will be hardwired to machines that will spare them the need to even use their vocal chords--they will just communicate by wifi. They could flash these memes to each other without even having to say "I was like". Even without changing the brain's processing speed, certain types of communication will happen rapidly indeed. For areas without wifi, they might incorporate a syrinx that could transmit the data through audible sound--like an old modem. They will find it hard to communicate with their parents. And I doubt they will have the attention span to spare on Mozart with so many rapid transactions demanding their attention. Their awareness will make the MSNBC or Fox News programs, with their constantly scrolling stocks and headlines, seem hopelessly staid.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 2 2015 3:17:08
 
BarkellWH

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

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It's okay, Bill, things just march on. Probably within a generation or two, people will be hardwired to machines that will spare them the need to even use their vocal chords--they will just communicate by wifi.


You've called me out as the Luddite that I am, Miguel. I'm talking about using flash cards to communicate, and you are talking about people being hardwired to machines and communicating by WiFi.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 2 2015 21:23:16
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to BarkellWH

You could place me in the same category, just a little further down the line. Here we are in the space age, playing instruments little changed from Torres, using strings that are essentially cheap versions of animal intestine, music of an antique nature. Whereas it seems most guitarists own racks of effects and suitcases full of pedals, I have only recently relented and bought a looper.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 2 2015 22:21:22
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to BarkellWH

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You've called me out as the Luddite that I am

So, Bill, you won't be getting the brain implant?


Miguel, you should, like, totally watch this video:



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2015 17:57:49
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Estevan

Oh man, that bothers me too. Yeaxx, my name is Amehxxx. I don't use enough airrxxx.

And also, stupid usage errors such as those that Weird Al points out:



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2015 19:46:55
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Its the Kardashian effect

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2015 20:26:08
 
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RE: And I'm Like (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Vocal Fry is also called "down speak" by speech pathologists, and according to one who I heard interviewed not long ago, she said the trend is coming to an end. Down speak is on the down slope.

She said the problem was very widespread in the mid 2000's but now is lessening. The reason is because fewer media commentators are doing it after it became an industry problem in pronunciation and vocal health.

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