Monthly Archives: January 2010

I Like

I was watching a property programme today, featuring a posh, 60-something, bespectacled hippy. And every time he saw a nice house, he said ‘I like’.
Not ‘I like it.’
Just ‘I like.’
Occasionally he said, ‘we like,’ which upset me even more.
‘To like’ is a transitive verb. You have to like something or someone. You can’t just ‘like’ in a vacuum.
‘I like’ is the verbal equivalent of wearing your trousers half way down your buttocks.
It’s the work of the devil.
I don’t like.