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Subject:Re: spoken & written usage From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Tue, 15 Nov 1994 08:36:57 -0700
On Tue, 15 Nov 1994, Richard Lippincott wrote:
> Bob Morrisette noted that "go" is becoming a replacement word for "said," and
> wondered if it was California only.
> I've noticed it, but what seems to be more common on the east coast is the
> usage of "like" for "said."
Both speech patterns seem about equally prevalent here in New Mexico. I
have a lovely 21 year old daughter who earned her BA last year who still
can't seem to carry on an intelligent conversation. She and her peers
sprinkle "go" and "like" in their sentences until it sounds like someone
spilled the salt. I'm hoping she will soon outgrow this habit. Does
anyone know a good cure?