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Formal vs. informal speech

Posted by Word Camel on October 20, 2003

Here is an interesting review of a book that touches on some of the issues that come up here from time to time. I'm thinking about the practice of adding the word 'like' to sentences in particular.

The book is called " 'Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care' by John McWhorter.