Because I'm sharing bits out of an article there that had me grinning.
So here we go:
"I am soooooo not liking the way South Africans are, like, sounding like Paris Hilton.
Cathy (20), says: "I'd like to, like, have like, better grades. But when I like, talk in the like, like, classroom, I like say a lot of like, things that my like, teacher and like, classmates don't find convincing . . ."
Paul's girlfriend ditched him when he said: "I, like, love you."
The word pops up in a different guise: "and I'm like . . . "
It means the same as "I said. . ."
So the teenager, brain addled by too much Sponge Bob Squarepants in the formative years, will say:
"So I'm like, 'Well, I'm not feeling that right now.'"
"And he's like, 'But you know I'm like, not ready . . '"
But nothing annoys quite like "whatever."
For full effect, the phrase should be uttered with total indifference, a toss of the head and a slight upward roll of the eyes.
Ask any teenager to help you and you get: "I'm like, you know, whatever. ." which, quite brilliantly, manages to indicate apathy, ignorance and disrespect in one simple sentence.
Its almost poetic;
think of it as attitude haiku."
I have two things to say to the writer, Kate Sidley:
1. I sooooo agree (but do, like, fall into the trap myself sometimes)
2. Obviously, you have not been in the company of 6 and 7 year olds much lately.
They are also, like, sooooo into it.