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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    like

    Hi
    in :

    "He said, like, 'False preacher!' " Lucero said.
    Four people hurt in Albuquerque church stabbing - latimes.com
    , what does 'like' mean?

    Thanks in advance

  2. 5jj's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: like

    It means nothing. Some people scatter meaningless ;likes throughout their speech:

    So, like yesterday I like went to school like and ...

    Lovers of English consider this distinctly substandard.

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