louis ck introducing dialogue with like & go

this funny conversation between louis c.k. and conan o’brien has been analyzed previously on richyrocks.com as an excellent example for understanding the idiom take for granted. additionally, c.k. uses like or go (rather than say) several times to introduce dialogue. this is common in spoken english, especially when telling a story.

for example, at :10 he goes

when i read things like the foundations of capitalism are shattering, i’m like, “maybe we need that.”

later, at 2:50, he criticizes the sensitive attitudes of air travelers

they’re like, “it was the worst day of my life.”

airplane likedo we take the miracle of flight and other technological comforts for granted?

at 2:15 he shares a story about a frustrated passenger on one of his flights

[the airline] apologizes the internet’s not working and the guy next to me goes, “pssh this is bullshit.

bullshit in this instance means a bad deal, injustice.

louis ck like
louis is like, “everything is amazing, wtf?”

and at 1:05 describes people’s attitudes towards money in the past

when you ran out of money you’d just go “well, i can’t do any more things now.”

run out of refers to when all of a resource, money in this case, is gone.

fun elt practice :) richyrocks english on youtube

are u like,”the technology of our times is fascinating!”?  or do u always go,”i’m so pissed off! my shit doesn’t work. damn it!”?

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