Speak ‘Like’ an American: Formal and Informal Uses of ‘Like’ in the English Language

A few weeks ago, our host dad, Robert, asked what the word “like” meant because he always heard the host students using it on the phone. However, both my roommate and I thought he was saying “laid” which is most definitely not the same thing. Tonight we were finally able to understand what he was asking and it reminded me of this awesome article I read last week on the different uses and meanings of “like” in American English. A great read even if English is your first language!

Regan Shorter

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Regan is a freelance photographer and travel blogger.