22 September 2005

The "death of like"

I've never used crutches for ailments of the bone. But I am a frequent user of crutches for ailments of speak. I use words such as "like" and "uh" all the time when I speak without even thinking about it and so it doesn't really bother me. But I notice it in others and sometimes even get frustrated or distracted when a speaker relies too heavily on these useless words. So I am beginning project "death of like." For the duration of this (lifelong) project I am going to avoid the word like. Yes, I realize there are many useful uses of the word, but I plan to subsitute synonyms in for these case so that I can totally isolate this construct and utterly destroy it. Like, okay?

1 comment:

thricesplice said...

this is like totally and awesome idea, like.

Maybe i'll give it a shot