Evolving English

Watching English evolve, day by day

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Here at the EE blog we normally do our own (sometimes sloppy) research and draw our own (sometimes specious) conclusions -- note that this no fault of the field research done by our sharp-eyed contributors -- but here I'll just post a link to a post that has links to posts that ...

Anyway, Mark Liberman, like, summarizes the state of "like," which rolls up posts on both the Language Log and on other sites that, as he says, "summarize the epic panorama of that protean word's patterns of usage." (Could anyone possibly resist quoting something that good? Anyone could certainly not.)

(Did you also note how I managed to get both "which" and "that" in there?)

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