Law Ruler April 2024


Like? Yikes!

Those of us who love language and value the ability to be well-spoken have every reason to feel, like, depressed. I fear we have lost the battle with mass culture regarding articulate speech. Witness the ubiquity (a wonderful word that feels good to enunciate precisely) of filler words and noises such as "um," "y’know" and especially the infectious "like." It’s not just kids, teens and young adults who pepper their palaver with these annoying and unnecessary sounds ... READ THE REST

Originally published March 1, 2016
Last updated October 16, 2018
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