My homeroom is an odd assortment of students. There are 13 members in the group and at this point in the year they have segregated themselves into two distinct groups. The boys sit on one side of the room and the girls sit on the other. Among the girls there is another divide- the eight girls split themselves among three different tables which I would categorize as follows: the serious students, the not so serious students, and the one loner who is quite comfortable with sitting alone.
The boys would prefer to sit as one group of five and spend most of homeroom talking over one another. This morning the buzz on their side of the room was rather loud as they each tried their darnedest to best someone else in the group.
The conversation went kind of like this:
"Dude, I played the beta version of the (something this older gal has never heard of) game over the weekend," said Dude #1.
Dude #2 replied, "No way dude! Dude, have you....?'
The conversation continued and there was a whole lot of dudespeak going on. I looked at the girls on the other side of the room and whispered, "wow, they use that word dude a whole bunch don't they?"
Annabelle smiled. "Yea," she replied, "but, like girls, like to use like a lot."
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