David McCullough Urges BC Graduates To Speak Properly: Cut The “Like!”

Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough has a suggestion for what young people can do for their country.

“Please, please do what you can to cure the verbal virus that seems increasingly rampant among your generation,” McCullough implored Boston College’s class of 2008 at commencement ceremonies Monday.

He said he’s particularly troubled by the “relentless, wearisome use of words” such as like, awesome and actually.

“Just imagine if in his inaugural address John F. Kennedy had said, ‘Ask not what your country can, you know, do for you, but what you can, like, do for your country actually,” he said.

Graduates apparently thought his speech was, like, awesome. They gave him a standing ovation.





  1. Mister Mustard says:

    >>Mustard not even reading the posted
    >>article WOULD explain a lot.

    Like what, Bobbolina? Not necessary for me to have read the article (although I DID) to comment on your silly seem-bashing.

    And as to that pole-smoker who’s trying to stand in my shadow by mimicking my name: Pfffft. Like a remora, or a tapeworm. He seeks nutriment by sucking on others.

  2. Mister Mustard says:

    Oh, and Bobbo. The digging. Stop it. NOW.

  3. Imposterior says:

    [Comment deleted – Violation of Posting Guidelines. – ed.]

  4. Mister Mustard says:

    [Comment deleted – Violation of Posting Guidelines. – ed.]

  5. Mr. Gawd Almighty says:

    #63, Imposterior

    Somehow you leave the impression that if brains were made of dynamite you couldn’t blow your own nose.

    Don’t you have anything intelligent to add to the discussion?


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