Friday Frivolity

Sound smarter: Stop saying "like" 

For PR pros, that's a quick and easy way not to sound like an idiot. From Boing Boing:

This billboard advises you to stop using the word "like" as punctuation, on behalf of something called the Academy of Linguistic Awareness.

You can view another billboard of the Academy of Linguistic Awareness here.

As a former college instructor I can't tell you how true it is that using "like" is the equivalent of saying "never take me seriously and have a terribly difficult time following my ragged train of thought" or, simply, "I'm, like, an idiot." 

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4 Responses

  1. I, like, totally agree with you on this issue. 🙂

  2. Not only does like sound stupid, it makes it harder to understand what the f you’re saying.

    While in class, when I’m bored, I’ll count the “likes” of my fellow PR peers.

    The standing record?

    39 in a 1 minute, 42 second statement.

    That’s some serious message detriment.

  3. There really is nothing as annyoing as “like”…But it’s followed closely by: “Uhmmm”

  4. I’m glad to see that everyone agrees about this. I must say, I expected stronger opposition to this post. My critics must be differently like-minded. HA HA HA HA HAHA AH AHAHAAHAAHAHA

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