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Why Americans Say "Like" In The Middle Of Sentences



Have you ever, like, wondered why people, like, talk like this? The word "like" and its prevalence in modern American speech have baffled linguists and frustrated listeners worldwide. But what started this annoying trend might have actually been a mistake. All it needed was one song parodying the girls from California's San Fernando Valley in the '70s to make it one of the most widely used words in the English language.

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