A writer for the new york times interviewed a series of people who had survived jumping off the golden gate bridge. Every person she interviewed admitted that about two thirds of the way down, they realized that every seemingly meaningless problem that caused them to jump was fixable.
Every single one.
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.
me: *pauses mid-blow job* did you know that despite what it shows in mulan, the huns never existed as a putative entity contemporaneously with, let alone geographically close to, the tang chinese empire, the period in which the original story of mulan took place?