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Tiende Landeplage's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Tiende Landeplage

Comment 8 by Mee Peestevone I've noticed it in the last ten years or so even in Australia, Canada, England, and the U.S. It drives me crazy.

Comment 1 by Michael Austin :

I'm America, many teenagers say "He was like" instead of "He said." This seems to be pretty new, I've only noticed it in the last 5 or so years.

The equivalent trend in Norwegian and Swedish is substituting the word bare/bara (meaning "only" or "just") for "said":

She just "What do you think you're doing?" and I just "What do you mean...?"

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 00:39:56 UTC | #924210