Amanda University: Like


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Happy, like, Friday! And welcome to Amanda University, lesson no.5 🤓 Do you think it sounds ditzy and stupid when young girls say “like” every other word? Do you judge others, or even yourself, for saying like “too much?” This linguistic lesson about the secret social utility of “like” will make you think differently. So next time you or anyone goes to criticize “like, like like,” keep these fun, fascinating facts in mind 😎

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Amanda Montell is a writer, linguist, and author of the critically acclaimed book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, published by HarperCollins in 2019 and available in paperback June 2. Wordslut has been praised by Time Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and the New York Times. Amanda lives in Los Angeles where she is currently developing Wordslut for television with FX, while working on her second book, which is about the language of cults. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys learning impractical languages, doting upon her spoiled pets, and volunteering as a crisis counselor for LGBTQ youth.

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