For example: "I was like" is now used as part of their sentence construction and is, just so like out of context: the rant continues.
I was like, so angry.
No, no, no, you were either angry or you were not angry.
Can I get a glass of wine?
No, you can not get it, the bar tender is there to serve you.
OMG, I was so but, yeah.
What the bloody hell is that one about?
The Last Laugh
Reading a book in a trendy café
Hand wrapped around a steaming latte;
Mochas, Cappuccinos, whatever next,
Those trendy drinks can make me so vexed.
Huddled at a table some youngsters sat,
And then she said, how cool is that,
Oh my god, is that the latest smart phone
It’s so like, can I get one of my own.
To me, it often makes no sense at all,
English is becoming quite farcical,
I try to keep up with the latest fads,
When did I turn into my dear old dad?
I may be old but I can hold in a fart
And when I can’t, I’ll have the last laugh.
Julian Clarke © 2018