Someone recently said to me "No Problem" instead of "You're Welcome." Got me to thinking what else has replaced the English language that most of us here in the states grew up with:
- "Like," now replaces every pause, every comma and is sometimes a noun, sometimes a verb. As in "He's like, you know, like, totally cool."
- "Whatever" becomes the new "OK" or even at times, the "Not really."
- "Dude," now has become a gender neutral greeting, an exclamation point, or a question, all within the same word.
- "Ginormous" refers to really, like, big stuff.
- "Incredible" has replaced "you're making this up," but then that might have been there for a long time, and I never noticed.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I am waiting for a Marriott associate to tell me that my room is "like, almost ready." but so far that's not happened, yet.
Anyone else have any words that have popped up and now have taken over other more familiar and correct words, like, think hard, it's a ginormous problem, Dude!