“She is like, so lame,” Jane said.
“I like that statement. You and I think alike,” Dick replied
“Like two peas in a pod,” Jane responded.
Like has become one of the most versatile words in today’s vocabulary… Like, you know what I mean?
Like (preposition) – having the same characteristics or similar to You’re just like your mother.
Like (conjunction) – informal manner of conveying in the same form or matter, as if You treat me like I were you mother.
Like (noun)- used with reference to a person or thing of the same kind as another. If we are putting like with like, let’s put our mothers in the guest room. Hope they get along.
Like (adjective) – (of a person or thing) having similar qualities or characteristics to another person or thing. Our mothers will respond in like manner–badly.
Like (adverb) used in speech as a meaningless filler or to signify the speaker’s uncertainty about an expression just used or used to convey a person’s reported attitude or feelings in the form of direct speech Like who do our mothers think they are, acting as if nothing were good enough for them.
Simile vs. Metaphor – A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to make a comparison–The mothers chattered constantly like a pair of twittering birds. Metaphor uses a word from one context to unexpectedly compare something in another context.– Although they had just met, the mothers-in-law bonded immediately, cementing a friendship that would last longer than their children’s marriage.
How do you use like? Do you like the way so many people toss “like” into sentence whenever or wherever they like? At first it seemed like younger people were doing this, but now it seems like almost anyone is tossing like into a sentence, as the spirit moves them. Join in the conversation and share your views about like. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you were to like this blog, too….