Stop Saying βI Feel Likeβ
Masha Yudin stashed this in Language
A sad trend.
"βI feel likeβ masquerades as a humble conversational offering, an invitation to share your feelings, too β but the phrase is an absolutist trump card. It halts argument in its tracks."
"This is what is most disturbing about βI feel likeβ: The phrase cripples our range of expression and flattens the complex role that emotions do play in our reasoning. It turns emotion into a cudgel that smashes the distinction β and even in our relativistic age, there remains a distinction β between evidence out in the world and internal sentiments known only to each of us."
I don't know anyone who uses this phrase. Do you hear it a lot?
There are a lot of examples in this article. I personally have not heard this phrase much - but I only listen to the radio about 2 hours a week, and do not watch TV at all. And as to knowing anybody - my guess is we have a very select circle :)
I believe we have a select circle too. :)