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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

It's like that ...

American's English knowlege and vocabulary seems to be dropping so fast. Can it be the difference between the two generation's lifestyles? I don't think so.

Have you noticed around yourself when a teenager is talking, the most frequent word that you hear is "it's like that...." Some sort of magic word that poorly is used in combination with verbs, adverbs, adjectives, ..... The more you notice, the more you understand that using this magic expression is a substitution for lack of knowledge for English words. They prefer to say "it's like that" and then either use sign language or quote a sentence afterwards, while the whole thing could be expressed as an appropriate adjective.

By some degree, this language frustration is understandable. English is the most official language and is used to express all different ideas from different cultures, sciences, and new technologies. So a native English speaker, after a while, feels a lot behind where he/she might expect to be. So here they are, start to look for some substitution.


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