Thursday, March 05, 2009

It's Like...Um

Ernest's writing class presented their dream career reports orally. For fun, they counted the number of times the presenter said "like." And the results are um... like this:

The most prolific user of "like" was a girl with 48. Ernest was 3rd from the bottom, with 9. (He said 4 of them were legitimate uses.) The lowest use was 4.

They also counted "ums" but he didn't give me the data on that.


Louise said...

I'm on a mission to eradicate "like" from the vocabulary in this household. I occasionally catch myself even, and now everyone is very aware. My next mission is to remove it from the art classroom!

Louise said...

p.s. Good for Ernest. It is difficult to not use it at all.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

That was, like, awesome.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They would have a field day in my Global Lit class--there are a couple of girls that are very smart, but sound so stupid because they average 3 likes per sentence.

Good job for him being on the low end of like usage.