seriously, american english is really annoying, specially the like like like like like like every 2 words again a "like, like, like, like, like....geee , learn a new word!!!
similarly, in the UK, bloody, bloody, bloody, mate, mate, mate, mate, mate X 100, bloody bloody, bloody...
and yes, the overuse of "like" in America is annoying.
Im curious to know where they were from if you found them gay sounding..
it's the same opinion most americans share. UK English simply sounds pompous, wimpy and fruity to us, especially when spoken by men. the sound of an irritated British guy simply isn't intimidating.