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JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 9 Answers Feb 5 in Community

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An "outsider's" = non-native speaker's opinion: "like" is mostly used in American English and is a parasite word. As such it catches easily, especially when one is exposed to the environment where others use the word a lot. As explained already, it's a filler like "er", "um", "well", etc.

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Like I don't know!

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Because it's like so awesome to be like soooo radical

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Lol, g'day

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Hello like how's it going like?

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I like sensible answers

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No... I have other habits

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I'm " like" all ears

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Oh I'm just sure your not :)

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10% last time I looked

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And decreasing rapidly!
8%!
7%!
5%!
3%!

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Which appenditch are we talking about. Along with the nose they grow with age

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??

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Lot's of people do it to fill pauses between there thoughts or don't know other words to use to describe what they are trying to say.

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their*

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Maybe it's like an exclamation mark

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