Uh-oh. I missed a post on Wednesday. I feel bad. Here's something:
"You know what I, like, hate? Like, when people, like, instead of, like, pausing and, like, saying nothing before, like, saying whatever they're, like, going to say next? They end up, like, saying some, like, really annoying word, like, in its place? Like, oh...I dunno, like, some word that, like, comes off like an uncontrollable epileptic tick in, like, a conversation and , like, has somehow, like, sneaked its way into our, like, modern lexicon? That's like, really, like, lame, you know?"
I took a break tonight and went to dinner with friends in a crowded restaurant. All the surrounding tables' patrons (at least those with a younger, contemporary roster) spoke in this fashion. It's rekindled my pet peeve. It's my pet peeve redeux. You international folks should be glad you never have to labor through a conversation with a person who can't help themselves from doing this. You guys are, like, so lucky.