I seem to use "awesome" a lot, which gives off a whiff of 80's.
They were now administrative assistants
Speaking of typewriters....in 1988, in a computer industry office setting, we were 'instructed' that the term secretary was no longer acceptable. They were now administrative assistants.
I'm not sure exactly what words I use that date me, but future generations will LIKE look back at LIKE the 'noughties' and LIKE just know that LIKE it was the era of LIKE, like.
My niece who was 18 last June, like talks like this all the time and it like drives me nuts!, my nephew however who was just 14 doesn't use it anywhere near the same amount, so is this just a girl thing? or is everything so fleeting nowadays that even a craze only lasts for a very short time?
Am just off to contemplate my speech patterns-
There were different 'levels' of secretary. There were secretaries who sat in secretary pools (see TV show Madmen). However, there were Executive Secretaries - who were the right-hand assistant to an important executive.
At one time there were male secretaries, but, then again, there were a lot of positions that were once male only (as an example, take the position of chef).
Like crazy, man. I dig that!