Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:17 pm

It’s like this

I told Victoria last night that she needs to stop using the word “like” inappropriately and that if she didn’t, I was going to start fining her a penny for each offense and that would be the money I would retire on. She didn’t believe me until I, like, totally took a penny away from her after she said it again.


  1. Like, that’s a great idea. I think my daughter’s use of like has causes every story she tells to expand by 30%, which can be excruciating. I’ve also noticed that it, like, gets worse as she gets older. And, like, it’s contagious. That little four letter word has started to invade my own discourse, which is like, very bad in certain job-related situations.

    Comment by Jon Lowder — Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:22 am @ 11:22 am

  2. It morphs into other things as they get older like, Oh My God, which gets repeated in rapid fire depending on the circumstances. OMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD, can you BELIEVE she wore that, OMIGOD!

    Comment by jw — Friday, September 15, 2006 8:41 am @ 8:41 am

  3. Bless you. I have so far been mostly successful in eradicating this noxious weed from my son’s vocabulary, but he’s only seven, so I expect it will be an ongoing struggle. Pennies may not be enough; it may have to be nickels!

    I do legal transcription, and I’ve been frankly horrified at how many attorneys have the “like” habit. Way to sound like an idiot on your client’s behalf.

    Comment by terrilynn — Sunday, September 17, 2006 9:42 am @ 9:42 am

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