Okay, like I teach high school, you know, and like it's pretty epic because I like get to keep in touch with the younger generation who are like totally awesome, you know. They really are like good kids. They like have a genuine concern for the poor and vulnerable and want to do like something to like, you know, help them out of their situation. So they have like canned food drives and they like, you know, collect warm clothes to give to the homeless. They know it's like the right thing to do. You know?
Teaching high school kids today is like really convenient for me, too, because like they know like everything about technology, so like when I don't know how to do something on my computer, I just like ask for help. They're like "Okay I'll help you! Can I get some like extra credit for it?"
I'll admit that I don't know like anything about Twitter or Instagram, but my students know like just about everything there is to know, you know? I'm pretty good with Facebook, though, and like my students are like "You have a Facebook page? Really? Dude, that's epic, you know?"
Now over the past like dozen years or so, I've noticed like a decline in the public speaking abilities of many of my students. You know, like me and them disagree about the importance of like proper grammar in spoken language. "It's not an English class, so like why should you care?" Or they like complain "Mr. C. Are you like one of those grammar Nazis?" I don't know why, but I like do care, maybe because my teachers in elementary school were the Sisters of Mercy who like drilled it into us that "i" comes before "e" except after "c" and that like it's not cool to end a sentence with a preposition, because that's not where it's supposed to be at. I like remember all that stuff, you know? It's important.
But of all the things students say today, the one that like bugs me the most is their incessant use of the word "like." You know what I mean? It's like crazy how many times in like one sentence someone can like say a word that like has absolutely no like reason at all to be like in the sentence, you know? Now I've given much thought to why kids today continue to like insert this four-letter word into their conversations. I've concluded that it's because of Facebook! Like how many times each day do they click the "Like" button on their friends' posts? It's probably like more than like 10,000 times, you know? So like as their day goes on, and they drift like on and off of Facebook, they like "like" everything they like so that like their friends know that they like the things they like.
I think we should like tell Facebook we don't like their "Like" button because it's like totally contagious! You know what I mean?