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Posted to WritersAndGenres

Thanks, kelasher. I thought "like" had jazz origins. If Ken Burns is to be believed in his new series, Louis Armstrong was the first person to call people "cats," which later became ubiquitous. In a recent episode, Ken said that black jazz musicians first started calling each other "man,' because they were tired of being referred to as "boy" by white people. I wonder if "like" has such a precise history as well?