Weird. So today I get interviewed by a freelancer who’s doing a piece for Real Simple about “um,” “like,” “whatever,” and maybe “you know” and “yeah no.” Then my friend Jill sends a link to a story that local tv station KXAN is airing — done by the meteorologist (no, I don’t understand it either) — tomorrow night about the same set of words.
Go here to see the range of opinions people hold about the words. It’s interesting when people write they’re “guilty” of saying certain things…you poor people, I think, to feel so ashamed of what comes out of your mouth naturally. Come to me, and I will lighten your burden.