The Word I Like to Hate

Standing on the metro here in Prague a couple of days ago, a crowd of young female Americans were nearby. I knew they were American because they exhibited two definitive American traits; Loudness and a problem with speaking English. No, I’m sorry to my American friends (and I am a naturalized American myself), but this is true. Americans in Prague speak as if they want everyone to hear them. They speak at such a volume, they are audible 1km away. It is as if they consider themselves so important that they know everyone just must hear what they have to say. By the way, its not just me that thinks this. In the office, my colleagues routinely joke about it. Americans, they say, shout. It’s embarrassing to be honest especially when you actually listen to the garbage they are spouting so loudly. Let me try to demonstrate;

Girl 1: Like, I was, like, you know, like about to like kiss him when, like, his Mum like said Yuk.

Girl 2: Yeah, his mother is like, such a clod, like.

Girl 1: Well, like, she should even be looking like.

Girl 2: Like yeah like.

OK – excuse the French but WTF is with the word ‘like’. I thought it was something you did on Facebook but no, I can only assume its a fill in to make up for the ability to actually string a proper sentence together. It’s horrible, it’s disgusting and it speaks volumes about the state of US education….


Oh wait tho, all the celebs use it too. Take a listen to this Miley Cyrus speak…. (cut to 1 minute in) – God help us all if this bimbo is what kids look up to these days and btw – what the hell is so special about her????? Nothing.

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