Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Like"

This word has to be the most over used word in the english dictionary. I'm serious. It's driving me crazy and I notice it ALL the time. Don't get me wrong, I over use it too, but it's seriously driving me nuts.

Do you notice it as much as I do? When I'm having a conversation I start to count the like's, but get lost quickly.

Last night Nathan was telling me a story. It was one for the books.

Nathan: Mom. Trace (a boy in his class) and his brother, Jordan, got in a fight at school. You should have heard them. You wouldn't believe your ears.
Me: Really? What happened?

Nathan: Trace was like "Shut up!" and then Jordan was like "Shut up, shut up". Then Trace was like "SHUT! UP!" and Jordan was like "YOU shut up". Then Jordan was like - I mean Trace was like "SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP." Can you believe that?

Me: (Think of what I'd look like with brain cells flying out of my ears.....)

Nathan: What does like mean anyways?


17 comments:

~ Amy ~ said...

Nice picture you goof! LOL!

Heidi Jo said...

well it's like this. if you like seriously think that today's kids are like ever going to make something of themselves...they like need a wake up call like so frickin' bad! we never used such idiotic talk when i was like younger. we spoke proper english like ALWAYS!

JUST KIDDING!! it drives me batty too. thankfully my kids don't do it though...YET. i notice it in teens so much and i want to say, "IT'S NOT L I K E ANYTHING!"

Tess said...

Haa Haa! I love the picture and I have to agree with you!! The word "Like" usage needs to be downsized that is for sure!! Drives me nuts as well!

Tracy said...

HA! NOW, that's some funny stuff there my friend. Both the conversation and the picture.

Anonymous said...

You are so funny. I do hear that a lot. I try not to say it but, I know that I do.
I am glad to hear that you like your job.

Loni

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Ahhh...love the picture!

It doesn't get any better...some of the HS kids use the word "like" a lot too.

Anonymous said...

Like that is so funny! ;-)

I find it very odd that we say 'like' so much. I do catch me saying it quite a bit, but I try very hard not to!!

Just Mom said...

Like, BAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

the boedecker family said...

Thanks for the picture...it's exactly what I pictured you looking like!! HA!

An Iowa Mom said...

I like.

Anonymous said...

After living with 3 teenagers in this house I find myself using that word all the time. How stupid to hear a 47 year old woman saying "like". Sweet...

Teresa said...

Now that's like hilarious!

Lori said...

Funny story and picture.
That word like drives me nuts too.

Jamie said...

How funny and I agree with you? LIKE is used too much because like you know like just because!!

Marissa uses it a lot so I really think this is a school thing and all the other kids are using it too.

Momma Roar said...

I'm sure it won't be long until mine pick it up - and then I know I'll have that same look on my face!

Miah™ said...

ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Tanner has started to say DUDE! Like, Dude, that was hilarious.

Kari said...

I work at a high school, so LIKE is the least of my worries. You should hear the other words that come out of the teenagers' mouths on a regular basis. (but I totally agree with you)