You're all getting old and losing your edge. We need more hotheaded and ill-informed opinions up in here. Here's an observation. I have no sources. Blow me. White people use the word "like" a lot. More than black people. Everything they talk about is a facsimilie - a comparison - an image of the real thing. Every conversation is a stream of representations: I was like "Hey!" and he was like "What?" and I was like "Don't do that!". For emphasis they use the word LITERALLY, to empower their stream of facsimiles with a sudden dose of actuality. But the greater part is representation. Whereas black people talk about how it is what it is, how that's what happens, and how they know what other people don't know. They are all about keeping things real and living a life of hard truth. They assert, over and over, the facts of what they told someone. For equivalent emphasis, they use terms like "I ain't lying,", to empower their stream of truths with a sudden reminder of possible betrayal. White people talk of falsities beneath actualities. Black people talk of truths beneath deceptions. Is it the place of the empowered to relish falsehood? Is it the place of the disenfranchised to pursue truth? Be concise, my little frenemies.