An overused filler word said by many young Americans. Actually, it seems to have entered practically everyone's vocabulary. For example:
1. "I was like so nervous."
2. "He was like, 'no way.'"
3. "I'm like, I don't think so."
Here are a few remedies to rid ourselves of this slang:
For example 1, try using an adverb, as in, "I was extremely nervous."
For example 2, try saying "He said" or "She said to me," as in, "He said, 'no way.'"
For example 3, try saying, "I said to myself" or "I thought to myself," as in, "I thought to myself, I don't agree."
"Like" also refers to a link on Facebook that you can click to show someone you "like" their status update or photo or other piece of shared information.
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon