my aggaravation has nothing to do with "talking like a lawyer on your first day of law school". the people who think they are johnny cochran incarnated are annoying too. if i worked at mcdonalds and people talked that way, it would annoy me. even as an undergraduate in a social situation..it is STILL annoying. the overuse of LIKES is just CONCENTRATED in law school, for whatever reason. it is worse than my undergraduate school. it is an ignorant and irritating way of communicated, irregardless of its location.
I don't think you have to become stilted or act like a lawyer, or whatever you want to call it just because you're in law school now. I just think that if you're going to be entering a profession where success is predicated upon being articulate in how you communicate, the time you spend in training (i.e. law school) is a good time to be working out those little kinks in your speech. I don't really use like, but I do say "you know" alot. That's my kink to work out. I think it's a stutter in my thought process that I fill with "you know". Some people fill their stutter with "like". Others fill it with "um". Sometimes, in class, I count peoples' likes and it gets ridiculous when I'm counting 25 or 30 of them in someones question or comment.It's not about acting like a lawyer all the time. It's about knowing the difference and when to turn it on and off.
well, irregardless regardless of what you think about proper speaking, you minus might as well just ignore the "likes" instead of getting aggaravated. i know i sure as hell have better things to worry about and could couldn't care less if someone says "like" in class.