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when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
i think it’s really interesting and cool actually that language has shifted so that ‘said’ implies that you’re quoting, while ‘was like’ means ‘i’m doing a general impression of this dude’. i mean you can’t really harsh on someone when ‘she was like aaah!’ means exactly that, doesn’t it? she was doing something very similar to the particular scream being made. so, ‘like’ indicates that you’re dealing with generalities and inexact terms, and want to convey the gist of things rather than focussing on exact phrasing and technical details—which is pretty great for young people, who are still developing cognitively and thus not always great at stringing a coherent sentence together.
and then there’s “was all”, which tends to indicate a parody or exaggeration, or an even looser impression.
she said: “I know I’ve filed these for you before, but it’s really not part of my job duties and I’m very busy today.”
she was like: “done filing your paperwork, not my department, do it yourself.”
she was all: “shyeah, no.”
i am all in favor of flexibility in language and i think this is fantastic.
have always advocated that “was like” is actually a more accurate usage than “said” in most story-telling due to tendency for paraphrasing.
people hate when young people instinctively improve things, but that’s kind of how the world has to work, isn’t it?
do some fucking research before you start lecturing me, dickwad.
and i swear to god if i get one more person telling me that it’s ‘not offensive in america! i’m american, i’ll use it if i want to!!!11’ then i will punch you because guess what, your fucking fic is not restricted to an american-only audience; so if someone tells you that a word you’re using is a disgusting ableist slur in their country, then you better fucking nut up and realise your goddamn ‘freedom of speech’ bullshit defence is actually just you being too fucking lazy to change a single fucking word after you’ve become aware of how much it can trigger and hurt people you self absorbed jackass
omG I SEARCHED GOOGLE FOR A SEWING MACHINE DIAGRAM AND THIS CAME UP I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
We actually keep this picture hanging up in our costume shop. If you have ever operated a sewing machine, this picture will speak to you on a spiritual level.