Let me share something that really bothers me. Like, really bothers me. I really hate it when people use “like” to mock people’s speech. On Facebook the other day, I saw a guy make fun of a young couple in a drugstore, who were, in reality, probably really obnoxious. But he was making fun of what they were saying and inserted “like” as every other word. I really doubt they were using it that often.
Coming from California, the state which I believe has ownership of “like” as our colloquialism, I was offended! I don’t know if I say, “like” a lot, but I certainly write it a lot. In chats, in emails and certainly on this blog.
Why does “wicked” (a la Boston) and “ya’ll” (a la the South) and “eh” (a la Canada) and “n’at” (a la Pittsburgh) get a free pass, but suddenly I use “like,” and I’m likened to a 15-year-old girl? Not fair.
Clearly there are more important things of which to chose to be offended, and clearly there are bigger problems in the world. But can we please just get over speech stereotypes, in general. And while we’re changing the world for the better, let’s all make this super easy, super painless, super delicious dish of ranch potatoes and pork chops.
I seriously threw this together in, like, 10 minutes before I left for work. And came home, steamed some broccoli and served dinner. Easy peasy, guys!
I started by spray my slow cooker insert with cooking spray, which isn’t something I normally do, but the recipe recommended it. Then I cubed some potatoes into bite-sized cubes and threw them in there.