Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 6
    #1

    like

    This is a dialogue from a movie:

    they gave it to me, like, six months after I started.
    - What does like mean in this sentence?

    - Like is in the sentence for what? and why?!

    Thanks

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #2

    Re: like

    "Like" is a word that a lot of people use instead of "about" or "approximately" and that's how it's being used in your sentence. The person thinks it was "about six months after he/she started" that he was given something.

    It's also frequently inserted, utterly needlessly, as a filler word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,060
    #3

    Re: like

    If you, like, don"t pay attention, you, like, totally won"t, like, get it.


    (Note that the "dialogue" is a noncount noun.)

  4. Piscean's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 9,968
    #4

    Re: like

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's also frequently inserted, utterly needlessly, as a filler word.
    Like, I am so like with you on that. Like.

    Like only like an hour ago I was like to my, like, friend, "ems has like got it".

    (If anybody 'likes' this post, I shall, like, thcream and thcream and thcream.)

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #5

    Re: like

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    (If anybody 'likes' this post, I shall, like, thcream and thcream and thcream.)
    Go on then!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  6. Piscean's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 9,968
    #6

    Re: like

    THCRREEEEAAAMMMM!!!!

  7. Skrej's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 2,396
    #7

    Re: like

    Duuuude, like chill out man, and switch to like, decaf or something.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

  8. Piscean's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 9,968
    #8

    Re: like

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    switch to like, decaf or something.
    I haven't checked, but I am fairly sure that it's against forum rules to use such obscenities as d*c*f. For me, such expressions rank with taboos such as v*g*t*r**n or *lc*h*l fr**.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •