A dialect unique to teenagers (puberty + dialect).
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"Marcel Danesi, a professor of linguistics and semiotics at the University of Toronto who has studied the language of youth and who coined the term 'pubilect' to describe the dialect of pubescence, said he believes like is in fact altering the structure of the English language, making it more fluid in construction, more like Italian or some other Romance language than good old hard-and-fast Anglo-Saxon."
— Kirk Johnson, "Today's Kids Are, Like, Killing The English Language. Yeah, Right," The New York Times
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