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Old 02-03-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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Don't Sound Stupid... Stop Saying this Word!

Don't Sound Stupid... Stop Saying this Word!

The Academy of Linguistic Awareness could stop sounding stupid and avoid joining two independent clauses together that are not linked with a coordinating or subordinating conjunction. Comma splices are, like, totally ironic.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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This should be on a billboard anywhere any teenagers happen to be. God, I HATE people saying 'like' when it's just not necessary.

And there's an Academy of Linguistic Awareness? That's brilliant.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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Hilarious! I was speaking with my clinical psych advisor one day, and he was telling me that one of the most difficult things to get grad students to do is to drop the word "like" used in a colloquial way from their vocabularies. These people are otherwise intelligent and articulate, it's just a really bad verbal habit that some get into, and in careers where you depend on your verbal skills to communicate, it's a definite no-no.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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I find myself saying it sometimes
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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I say "like" when I'm with my friends. I haz skillz. I switch registers. lol

All people need to stop using the word irregardless. It's not right. Oh, and stop using "first annual" too.
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I find myself saying it sometimes
I find no reason to about that
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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I find no reason to about that
like cool

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like cool

Unless you do that
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like, cool

there, that's better.





oh, hang on..
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I say it a lot, I admit. I even type it often, since most of the time I type like I talk.

I have no idea how I picked it up, but holy cow, it is a hard habit to break. I hear it's worse than going off heroin cold turkey.
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I don't think twice if I hear someone say it in a social setting, but it sounds awfully pathetic in a professional setting.
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You know what's more stupid than saying "like" all the damn time? The Academy of Linguistic Awareness misspelled their own name on this poster.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:52 PM   #13
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It's a nice fallback in conversation to not say anything for sure. By adding "like," it allows the speaker to merely allude to something as opposed to flat out say it, which means they can avoid standing behind something they're unsure about.
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You know what's more stupid than saying "like" all the damn time? The Academy of Linguistic Awareness misspelled their own name on this poster.
That's because the poster is a hoax.

The "National Survey of Academic Affairs" cited as a reference at the lower right corner doesn't exist either.
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All people need to stop using the word irregardless. :
That one drives me nuts. I sit next to a woman who says it 20 times a day.
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