Ep. 3 - ‘Like’: Tackling a like/hate relationship

What does it mean when we pepper everything we say with “like”? Word Bomb hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta take a good, hard listen to their own speech patterns and reveal some surprising stats.
By TVO Podcasts - Published on October 2, 2018

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.