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The language mavens always say, "Oh, they're wrecking the language." And it's always girls and working people. But languages change because they need to change. There are so many more girls and working people than there are language mavens.
Muffy Siegel, American linguist, [On teenagers and others who make frequent use of the word like.] The Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 28, 2002
Posted on December 22, 2000 at 8:03 AM