Like, yeah. Check out these, uh, resources. They’re, like, super-helpful. You know?
We’re in love with this very spirited Atlantic article by John McWhorter on the evolution of the word “like”, as well as this overview of how young women lead linguistic innovation, by Quartz’s Gretchen McCulloch. While you’re at it, read up on discourse markers and how totally, super-duper normal they are in this Independent article by Olivia Blair.
And, for your listening pleasure, here’s a truly essential supercut of all the “likes” in the 1995 classic, Clueless.