Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Vidcast 9 {Slang} ~ "Like, LIKE!"

(For all students, teachers and lovers of English ~ please share widely! Comments on this Video Blog are very welcome :-)

Video Script:

Intro (shouted): "Hotch Potch English - The Mega Minute!"

Let's face it: most young Americans probably know a LOT of words. But there's one word they really really like.
And that word is: LIKE!

The expression "was like", in new American English, can mean "said":

"And I was like: are you serious?" means "And I said: are you serious?"

Sometimes it doesn't mean anything at all:

"I was like, so mad..." means "I was so mad..."

(Special Note: 'mad' in American English means 'angry'. 'Mad' in British English 'mad' means 'crazy'...)

If you use "like" to mean "appreciate or enjoy", it gets complicated:

"I really like, like you!" (that's a lotta liking going on!)

And if you use "like" for comparisons it gets confusing:

'It was like, like an old 40s gangster movie.' - 'And did you like, like it?' - 'Like kinda...'

Americans, huh? You gotta like 'em!

End (whispered): "Hotch Potch English dot com (, - 'The Mega Minute !' "

Vidcast 9 {Slang} ~
"Love Americans"
Created & written by
Sab Will
Starring Sab Will & Friends
Copyright 2008
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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