Justin Bieber 'Like' Video: Says 'Like' 63 Times in Interview
Justin Bieber is, like, an expert on saying 'like.' Some intrepid denizen of the web posted an edited version of Justin Bieber's interview on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to illustrate just how many times Justin Bieber says 'like' in the span of 11 minutes.
How Many Times Can Justin Bieber Say Like in the Span of 11 minutes?
Like, a lot. According to the video, Justin Bieber said "'like' 63 times. So, like, once every 11 seconds."
It's a bit unfair to criticize Justin Bieber for using the word 'like' so much when it's so, like, commonplace among people his age.
People often use phrases like 'uh' and 'like' to fill in gaps as they try to figure out what they're going to say next.
Linguists describe the phenomenon as speech disfluency, which are "various breaks, irregularities, or utterances that are often not consistent with any specific grammatical construction and occur within the flow of otherwise fluent speech." Like exactly, dude.
Here is the Justin Bieber 'Like' Video