The other day, I overheard the following exchange between two teenaged-looking girls while waiting on line at a local convenience store.
Girl No. 1: My mom was, like ”What-EVER,” and I was, like, “Oh my God! That is just so totally bogus,” and she was, like …, you know … ?
Girl No. 2. Totally.
Girl No. 1: Oh my God, I couldn’t believe it!
Girl No. 2. That’s awesome.
Girl No. 1: Totally.
I can only assume that information crossed a divide to which I was not linguistically privy, but I’m not sure. Totally.