The Soft Power of Like
Informality and profanity can impart politeness in the English language.
We increasingly rely on informality, profanity, and terms such as "like" and "sort of" to soften our speech and make us sound less blunt.
To speak English for real these days is to constantly use softeners like HEAD OUT for LEAVE. Target tells you to GRAB instead of GET your receipt. Why? It's all about politeness this time
. Plus profanity and SUCCESSION!