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“Like” is now totally, like, an acceptable word

TOM ELLIOTT

“Like” is now totally, like, an acceptable word.

The word “like” is often frowned upon but, mainly because of young women, it’s here to stay.

And it’s far more sophisticated than we might think.

Lecturer in applied linguistics Chloe Diskin told Tom Elliott it is used to draw attention to your point, introduce direct quotes, give examples and approximations, or just to buy a bit of time.

Dr Diskin said dictionaries across the English-speaking world are adding all the new uses of the word.

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TOM ELLIOTT
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