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What differences are typically found between male and female language usage among U.S. middle-class teens?

asked 2018-05-29 22:38:55 -0400

E.g., use of slang, cursing, standard vs. non-standard construction. Any information on differences in usage between these groups and gender-fluid teens?

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answered 2018-06-06 06:24:40 -0400

Gerard Cheshire gravatar image

A recent observations in Paris is that female middle-class US teens seem to use the word 'like' far more than males: e.g. Female: "Like, have you seen, like, the amazing painting in, like, the Louvre, like, they're totally, like, incredible?". Male: "Oh sure, but did you like them!" Female: "Eh, like, did I like them? Like, no!"

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