A nurse who knits…

August 23, 2007

Pet peeve

Filed under: Knitting,Life in general — yarnnut @ 6:15 pm

I have a day off and am listening to the news as I crochet along on my Short N Sweet.  I am listening to a story about a party gone wrong.  Something about a girl who gets shot by another girl.  Apparently they “liked” the same boy.  And I suppose one of them “liked” him enough to kill.  Now, the reporter had a bystander give a play by play of the incident.  It went something like this.   She was a young girl in her teens.

Girl: I think they liked the same guy.  And like she took a gun out and like said she was going to like kill the other girl.  She like wanted him for herself.

Now, how hard is it to stop using the word “like”.  It is an all purpose word and can be used as a noun, preposition, verb, adjective.  I do not believe that it should be used as an adverb.  I don’t profess to be a linguist but even I know that like is being used way too much.  Are we raising a generation of “like” idiots.  I know this is harsh.  But ya just don’t go on tv speaking like this poor girl did.  Please think about what you’re going to say and don’t use like more than once in a sentance.

Enough of my language rant.  I apologize for any spelling errors I have ever had or will have in the future.

I finally  figured out what I was doing wrong w/ my Short N Sweet.  There was a half shell added to each of the fronts and I figured out how to incorporate it in the stitch pattern.  Yeah!!! I’ve finished the fronts and have linked the fronts and the back together.  Now I just need to continue until it’s the length I wanted.  The bolero is a bit chunky as it is crocheted in worsted weight.   I hope it doesn’t look like a heavy curtain when I have it on.

Back to crocheting!



  1. I have to say, it’s a pet peeve of mine as well, but I can’t seem to stop myself from saying it. I took a speech class and tried to stop. It didn’t work. I think 20 years ago when the “valley girl” thing was all over the place, my friends and I teased the dumb teenagers that lived near us. And it got stuck in my head and never left. So now I’m a 30 year old valley girl stuck saying like! I hate it.

    And I hate hearing it from people. I guess I just have to learn to live with it.

    More of a pet peeve should be girls who kill girls over a guy! 😉

    Comment by knittingnoob — August 23, 2007 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  2. Wow, I, like, totally agree with you! It’s, like, so annoying when, like, some chick sounds all stupid on, like, tv or like, radio or whatever.

    Yeah, get a clue people. You present yourself as so incredibly uneducated!

    I admit, I do say it every now and then, but never in a public or formal setting. I feel like an old lady kvetching about this, but I’m glad someone else said it!

    Comment by Lindsay — August 23, 2007 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

  3. I totally understand. I can’t stand it when people like use like every like other word. It sounds SO stupid. Its almost as if they can’t hear themselves talking.

    Comment by Cole — August 23, 2007 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

  4. And like don’t you totally like love how the media no longer protects the identy of the vioctims, their family’s or anyone else anymore?

    Totally bummed now… (my own personal rant)

    Can’t wait to see the bolero – I’m inspired and want to see it on you, but will consider your comment about the worsted weight yarn.

    See you Sat!

    Comment by georgeanne — August 23, 2007 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

  5. OMG! I can’t believe you just wrote this b/c I just came home from work where I listened to an intern having a conversation with a resident that went as follows:

    intern: Um, she was having trouble with her insulin at home and like, she was seeing an endocrinologist like, on and off but um, like they still didn’t have her sugars well controlled.

    resident: so what would be your recommendations?

    intern: Well, I think that we should like, um, get her on an insulin drip and like, check her sugars, like hourly until her sugar is controlled.

    SERIOUSLY! I stood there holding a urinal with pee, mouth agape in complete shock over her conversation. Lord knows I wouldn’t want her to be MY doctor.

    Comment by knittingnurse — August 24, 2007 @ 1:07 am | Reply

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