I just, like, happened to hear your interview on some AM station while I was, like, out and about this week and flipping through the dial. Though the content was, like, interesting, I was, like, distressed that you, along with your fellow comedians have, like, adopted (or instigated) the teenage excessive use of, like, like, and itâ€™s no longer funny.
I recently was, like, forced to listen to my teenage sonâ€™s friend for a fifteen-minute car ride, and like, I thought itâ€™d be, like, interesting to count how many, like, times he said â€œlikeâ€ and was stunned to tally it up as 102 times in fifteen minutes : thatâ€™s over 400 times an hour, and, like, Iâ€™d hope youâ€™d agree thatâ€™s way, like, out of control. It seems that the worst offenders are, like, you comedians (Jim Gaffigan seems to be the worst Iâ€™ve heard), so, like, stop it, please. These young kids, like, maybe look up to and admire, like, your guys, so, when, like, you use the words like, like, all the time, then it may be that, like, your legacy will be the, like, decimation of our language and, like, thatâ€™d be a pretty, like, bad thing.
If your son's friend's overuse of the word "like" is the worst thing any of your sons friends do, consider yourself blessed as a parent.