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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:01 PM

OMG... I was overliked at dinner by the couple at the next table.

Bear with me.

I didn't know them, they didn't know me, they didn't gush over me, I don't think they even noticed me, and I didn't speak to them nor they to me.

But they DID annoy me. Their conversation.... You don't really WANT to tune in to what your neighbors are saying, but sometimes in close proximity you can't NOT hear it. Maybe I shouldn't be so irritable but it becomes like nails on a blackboard.

I call it being "overliked". You've probably also been overliked.

I'll explain by posting a bit of what the young fellow was saying to his friend:

"So, I was LIKE watching this documentary, and it was LIKE about immigration, and I sort of LIKE felt sorry for those people because I'm sure it must be LIKE terrifying to come a strange place because LIKE your own country is so bad LIKE. And Ford LIKE doesn't make cars anymore, because LIKE they're moving to all truck and SUV production because that's LIKE the future. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE....."

What is it with this Like Generation? Granted... we had our "um's" and "you know's"... is "LIKE" supposed to be a step up from those? It's ANNOYING AS HELL.

And you really, really, really want to lean over and say "young man, you say LIKE too much"... but you don't because you don't want to cause a scene, or admit that you were listening to them even though it was entirely not your fault, nor hurt some feelings, and they seem to be otherwise very fine people. Really unlikable, though.

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Reply OMG... I was overliked at dinner by the couple at the next table. (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2019 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2019 #1
blueinredohio Jul 2019 #2
dhill926 Jul 2019 #4
Leghorn21 Jul 2019 #5
a kennedy Jul 2019 #14
sl8 Jul 2019 #17
Danascot Jul 2019 #35
redwitch Jul 2019 #3
LakeArenal Jul 2019 #6
Skittles Jul 2019 #7
spooky3 Jul 2019 #8
AJT Jul 2019 #9
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2019 #10
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #11
mnhtnbb Jul 2019 #12
Crabby Appleton Jul 2019 #13
a kennedy Jul 2019 #15
Callalily Jul 2019 #16
zanana1 Jul 2019 #18
Goodheart Jul 2019 #19
zanana1 Jul 2019 #25
sl8 Jul 2019 #20
IrishEyes Jul 2019 #21
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2019 #22
Goodheart Jul 2019 #23
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2019 #24
underpants Jul 2019 #26
grumpyduck Jul 2019 #30
underpants Jul 2019 #31
zooks Aug 2019 #39
Demovictory9 Aug 2019 #43
catbyte Jul 2019 #27
Ilsa Jul 2019 #37
catbyte Jul 2019 #38
Bradshaw3 Jul 2019 #28
Voltaire2 Jul 2019 #29
customerserviceguy Jul 2019 #32
NJCher Aug 2019 #41
lunasun Jul 2019 #33
Disaffected Jul 2019 #34
happybird Jul 2019 #36
zooks Aug 2019 #40
roody Aug 2019 #42

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:04 PM

1. I like hear what you're saying.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:06 PM

2. My sister says know what I mean? After every sentence. It drives me nuts.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:08 PM

4. I do know what you mean...

know what I'm sayin'?

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:14 PM

5. I do know what you're sayin'...

ya feel me?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:47 PM

14. Yup....that know what I'm saying, drives me nuts too........

HATE IT. Now it’s or was “moving forward”. And i’m trying to get over “awesome” myself.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 08:47 AM

17. Butters?

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:19 PM

35. Nameen?

nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:07 PM

3. I like that he feels compassion for immigrants.

He could have been, like, gushing over the orange moron.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:16 PM

6. At a restaurant we regularly go, our waitress...

Says “Just like that,” after every service.
Take the order, “just like that”
Bring the drink, “just like that”
Bring dinner, “ just like that”. 😳😳

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:20 PM

7. omg

standing in line at a book store, a couple of 20 something gals behind me, they were like, talking about upcoming job interviews and like, how nerve wracking it would be and like, we need to get tips on the internet....I turned around and said, excuse me, I HAVE A TIP FOR YOU ....you need keep your LIKE HABIT in check during a job interview.....I agree it is ANNOYING as hell.....neither one of them was aware they were doing this, it had become normalized

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:25 PM

8. I know a 50-something with a master's degree who does this.

It’s maddening!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:27 PM

9. I like what you're saying....

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:45 PM

10. So, to make a long story short, like...

so many buzz terms these days!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:10 PM

11. Maybe it was Dr. Lexus

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:26 PM

12. LOL. I'm not alone!

I live in a high rise apartment building with many 20 and 30 something tenants. Occasionally I will get on the elevator with a couple of them having a conversation loaded with "likes". It really is a terrible habit.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:28 PM

13. I can dig it, man.

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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:49 PM

15. Ha ha, now that takes me back......

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 07:52 AM

16. Using the work "like" all the time is very annoying.

Another one is when people end the sentence on an active or two higher than the rest of the sentence, or sing the last word or two! Sheesh!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:00 AM

18. When I was in high school, 50 years ago...

We said "like" constantly. I guess it made a comeback.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:08 AM

19. I thought it started, like, with that "Valley Girl" movie.

Great movie.... except for its societal impact, I guess.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 02:55 PM

25. Nope. We also coined the word "dude" regarding guys. nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:57 AM

20. I think I ran into those two, too:

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:58 AM

21. I was a 90s x generation kid and I used the word like constantly.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 10:11 AM

22. Yeah, so, ...

... I don't actually have anything to add. I just notice when verbal responses start out, "Yeah, so ...".

And that's "irregardless" of whether they say "like" a lot.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 10:25 AM

23. You sound mighty defensive, Maynard!

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 12:29 PM

24. Yeah, no, so, huh, what?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 02:57 PM

26. My teenager does this

I was getting on her about it and she explained that because she’s surrounded by teenagers if you take a break in talking someone else will start.

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Response to underpants (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 04:06 PM

30. So "like" is like a filler word you use while you like think of like what else to say?

Another one that bugs me is "reach out." It's like used all the time nowadays by like everybody.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 04:13 PM

31. As she says, it's better than saying "Uh"

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:06 PM

39. OMG "reach out" drive me totally nuts

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Response to underpants (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 01:17 AM

43. So "like" is the new "um". I call them all mouth noises

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 03:06 PM

27. I hear ya. Same with the word "basically." ARRGH!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:06 PM

37. Like, basically,

for what it's worth, right?, and others.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #37)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:48 PM

38. At the end of the day, you're right.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 03:25 PM

28. I once started counting the number of "likes" a college student at the next table was saying

I quit after 50. That's literally true and doesn't even include the ones she said till I started counting.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 03:47 PM

29. It's even worse. They were all over my lawn

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 04:23 PM

32. I have absolutely learned

to tune everything out. My lady likes to listen to conversations around the room. That comes in handy on Trivia Night.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:17 PM

41. I do that, too

Except I had a head injury a few decades ago that left me with the inability to tune things out naturally. Consequently I wear headphones in public. I wear them everywhere because these types of things annoy me a great deal. I've found I can actually enjoy shopping now that I have headphones.

Anytime I forget to wear them, I'm sorry.
It's always something: screaming kid, cell phone conversation I don't want to hear, noisy store.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 04:37 PM

33. Yeah well

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 05:02 PM

34. And, why

does almost everyone (even on teevee and radio) seem to say "gonna" or "gunna" instead of "going to"??

That's one reason I enjoy listening to British programming - they still speak English over there. What's not to like?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:54 PM

36. 😁

From the title, I thought you were going to say the couple was aggressively trying to pick you up.

The 'like' thing is something I, like, hate. Drives me nuts! Sorry you had to endure that. Ugh.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:08 PM

40. Be happy you weren't sitting in front of two guys whose

every other word was shit. "It was shit car and man that bridge was shit" and on and on.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 08:15 PM

42. This is why I don't listen to Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

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