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Public Service Announcement #167

June 16, 2006 - 7:51 am

Shannen - I am an admitted over-user of the word ‘like’. Sometimes I just can’t help it. I guess it’s just a product of spending my youth in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

It seems today’s culprits are the words ‘totally’ and ‘soooo’ (as in ‘it is sooooooooooo hot out today’). Ahhh…the joys of public transit with all the high schoolers everyday.


June 16, 2006 - 10:54 am

Gary - I also overuse the word like, although I try to limit its use because people tend to sound less intelligent when they use to too much. Our generation is definitely the major culprit although I think younger people also aren’t blameless.

Hate is a strong word, but I hate the ‘sooooooo’ descriptor. It is also usually predeced by a ‘like’. i.e. It is, like, sooooooo cold.

June 19, 2006 - 12:49 pm

Kel - Of course, this poster would be somewhat more effective, at least with eggheads like me, if the makers had known enough to use a semicolon instead of a comma between “stupid” and “stop”. I probably use “like” more than I should, and I think this poster is a great idea, but I’m still waiting for the day when people who claim to be language “professionals” learn how to use punctuation.