Filler-itis (To the Tune of Schoolhouse Rock’s “Interjections!”) When Katie had her interview – um, like, so A straight-A student, honors too-oo The boss asked her questions, With all good intentions But Katie filled her answers with imperfections Totally! … Continue Reading
Who is, Like, in Your LikeSquad?
The way we speak is contagious and a tribal form of bonding (like, ya know, totally!). We are all so busy wanting to be part of the tribe that we don’t realize how habitual verbal crutches become – how they … Continue Reading
Superhero Lauren Galley on Generation Z’s “LIKE” Overload!
Over the years, Twitter has delivered some pretty spectacular new friends. One of my favorite “tweeple” is the 21-year-old inspiring superhero, Lauren Galley. If you don’t know about her, you should… Lauren is all about girl power! As an award-winning teen … Continue Reading
What is it Called When You Say “LIKE” too Much?
For my birthday, my daughter and fellow logophile gave me The Emotionary by Eden Sher, famous for her portrayal of the socially awkward and empathetic Sue Heck from TV’s, The Middle. The Emotionary is “a dictionary of words that don’t exist for feelings that do.” … Continue Reading
“My Mom is Like…Whatever!” – Life, liberty and the inherited teenage right to speak with conviction (but can we reduce the number of “likes”? And, are we to blame?)
It is the right of every teenager to find their parents exceedingly annoying and embarrassing. And, as parents, it is our duty to have a thick skin and to stay the course, giving them the assist, the emphatic push, the knowing … Continue Reading