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originally posted by: ghostrager
Let me rephrase the title: "So, I was at the bar and I heard this girl talking". Notice how that worthless f@& sh!/ word is missing?
Mind you, I rarely eavesdrop on conversations. However, this time was different and not by choice. Even when I tried to ignore this pretty womans rambling, her repetitive lack and inability to subistute other words for 'like' turned my nice meal and drink into a torture session for my ears.
I'm not a grammar nazi by any means. I'll readily admit that my vocabulary is relatively small. Also, I understand that communication can be very abstract when vocalizing ideas and concepts. But continually using a word such as 'like' is the equivalent of hitting the person you are talking to with a hammer on the head every 5 or ten seconds.
Such as, for example, an instance, the equivalent, it's similar, etc, etc. There are many other choices that a person can use. Hell, use cuss words! I'd much rather listen to a colorful array of semi offensive language than having the 'like' jackhammer being rammed in my ear every g*d@m fifth second.
If I ever have the chance to be a dictator.......offenders will sit in a padded white room with an intercom that repeats that f^@&n word in every octave and tone for a week straight.