A softening word used mainly by teenagers who are not entirely confident about the content of their speech. Used when they want to avoid an outright opinion or statement of fact that they might be challenged over or that someone might take offence at.
It can also be used along the lines of "You know what I'm saying?” to re-enforce the bond between speakers. With each use of 'like' requiring a nod from the listener to indicate they agree with the speakers assessment of events.
By opening any statement with 'like' the speaker can avoid responsibility for it being entirely true or not.
When overused (as it often is) it can be very annoying to listen to because it sounds like the person is not really saying anything of substance.
"...so I was like, so angry about it."
Rather than, "I was so angry."
"It was like, the best thing ever."
Rather than, "I thought it was the best thing ever."
"I'm like totally over him, and I like don't ever want to see him like, ever again. I mean like, what the hell? He's like a total sleaze"
Rather than, "I'm totally over him, and I don't want to see him ever again. I mean, what the hell? I think he's a total sleaze. Don't you agree?"
The only thing to do on facebook.
X - I just liked your status!
Y - Well I just liked a comment on your status!
Z - Well I just liked a fanpage about liking comments on status's!
Around the DC area, it's used to end a sentence or comment.
say your comment or question and then add "like" in the end of it.
That nigga is ugly like...
Why he got on so many colors like...?
Yo son, you actin gay like...
Locale: UK, Birmingham/Northern England. Word added to sentences in these districts, to affirm something.
"So we went to the shops like"
a) A substitute for "said", before a quote.
b) About; approximately
c) Nonsense word; a space holder
a) And he was like, "We should go out sometime," and she was like, "Uh...in your dreams," and he was like, "Bitch."
b) He was like, 30 years old.
c) So, like, where should we, like, go?
Verb: Find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory
Toby Felder likes absolutly everything on Facebook
An annoying new feature on facebook
in which people can 'like' (ie. give a 'thumbs up' to) a status update, photo, video, link, and/or any other posted item on their profile
Most people are already abusing this feature by 'liking' their own items. A person who does this would be considered a fag
Trevor Smith: omg, lls, i like my video sooo much, im gonna click the 'like' button so it looks like i have friends who care about my shitty work!! LOL