Infectious Cultural Junk

I’m reading Daniel Dennett’s new book, “From Bacteria to Bach and Back”. So far I am really enjoying it. And in that vein, as a footnote, was this gem:

Asked by a student for an example of infectious cultural junk that is hard to eradicate, I replied, “Well, it’s like, when, like, you use a phrase which, like, isn’t really, like, doing any serious work, but, like you go on, like, using it.” To which the student replied, “I, like, understand the point, but I wanted, like, an example.”

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I'm interested in theology, languages, translation and various sorts of fermentation.
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