Drive a bus load of high school females to their soccer match sometime. I'm almost certain that EVERY THIRD WORD, that comes out of them is 'like'. I sit up there, running the bus down the road, and invariably start counting how many times they can utter that word in a single spoken sentence..two?...three?
"It's, like, when my mom, like, goes shopping...she, like, never buys any, like, frosted flakes"
Oh my God
Reach out! I'm so sick of hearing that. It reeks of someone repeating something they heard on a television show.Reach out.
Thank you for your service.
I first heard this one on an NPR show. Then I heard it on every NPR show.Unpack had (still has?) a fairly specific meaning in computer jargon (I seem to remember "Pack" and "Unpack" commands). I think it is one of those words that a "news" outlet used, and every reporter/talking head/political spokesperson in the business started using it.
singular is an adjective…An older one that still gets on my nerves every single time I hear it: people calling a problem an issue. They are not the same thing.
My kids like to say singular as an adjective when they should say single when referring to a quantity of one.