RE: What's to like about like

Subject: RE: What's to like about like
From: julie brodeur <jool -at- petting-zoo -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 11:19:31 -0700 (PDT)

Well, this is interesting, because in JB's spoof below, suppose the
engineer really used "like" in all those instances. According to the CNN
article's categorization of different usages, you'd have to stop and ask
the engineer if "like 15 min" meant "in about 15 min" or if he was just
using "like" as "um" instead, and he really meant in exactly 15 min. Or
perhaps he used like because he wasn't sure, and you'd need to make him do
some work to confirm the exact amount of time.

On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, JB Foster wrote:
> Hi Dana, like, I use 'like' all the time in my technical documents.
> 2. If the pressure is, like, rising, but still under 2500 kpa, then look at
> the gauge, after, like, 15 minutes.

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