Datapoint Newfoundland English/Like as a focussing device

Variety: Newfoundland English
Feature: Like as a focussing device
Value: A - feature is pervasive or obligatory
Informants: Sandra Clarke


Example 2148:
Eh, but I can remember like, as kids growin' up, you'd hear like in, in the night time you'd hear like the kettle boiling or the cup hittin' off the saucer and stuff like that.

Source: Wagner nd: 023

Example 2149:
she's like 17

Source: Wagner nd: 030