He asked me to fix it, and ________“No way, do it yourself!”

When recounting your part in a conversation, a solid 55% of you championed I said as your go-to phrase, across the regions. However, while people aged 44 and over are still riding the I said wave, the younger crowd is now opting more for the more contemporary I was like, which has seen a rapid increase in popularity. I went has also been quietly climbing the popularity ladder, maintaining a presence across all age groups. Furthermore, a number of regional gems popped up, including I were like in Yorkshire and Manchester, and I go in East Anglia.

This bar graph animation shows how the use of these words has changed over time.

Interactive words map

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You can tick the boxes on the side to select a word and show the places the word was used by the people who completed The Great Big Dialect Hunt. This map is based on where people grew up, not where they live now.