Wednesday, May 12, 2010

gettin' with the 90's

INFINITY PEOPLE have a FACEBOOK- "LIKE US".

The word like has developed several non-traditional uses in informal speech. These uses of like are commonly associated with Valley girls in pop culture, as made famous through the song "Valley Girl" by Frank Zappa, released in 1982, and the film of the same name, released the following year. The stereotyped "valley girl" language is an exaggeration of the variants of California English spoken by younger generations.However, non-traditional usage of the word has been around at least since the 1950s, introduced through beat and jazz culture. The beatnik character Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver) in the popular Dobie Gillis TV series of 1959-1963 brought the expression to prominence. The word finds similar use in Scooby Doo (which originated in 1969) : Shaggy: "Like, let's get out of here here, Scoob!"It is also used in the 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange by the narrator as part of his teenage slang. "I, like, didn't say anything."Such uses of the word like can now be found everywhere English is spoken, particularly by young, native English speakers.A common eye dialect spelling is loike.

thee infinite eye

2 comments:

怡潔 said...

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak, instrument of the wise. ....................................................

韋于倫成 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。.........................