It's, Like, An Epidemic, Like
October 10, 2008
The sponsoring association may be fictitious, but I almost wish it weren't. God knows the MLA is officious enough, and I hate the Language Police as a general rule, but enough is enough, people. I don't hear this particular tic much here; maybe it's a SoCal thing. We've all got verbal tics, you know? Our spoken vocabularies are usually smaller, and that contributes to the problem but sometimes it's hard to tell if the speaker is just shy, inarticulate, or, well, just plain stupid. You decide. (h/t to MG) I
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