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For example: "Instagram stories got me like, you all need to listen to better music".

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    This use of like is very informal, often with strong "uneducated" overtones. But your example doesn't even seem to be from a native speaker, since it would be extremely unusual to include the article in listen to a better music. – FumbleFingers Sep 19 '16 at 15:34
  • Yeah, you're right. – Sartist Sep 19 '16 at 15:38
  • “____ got me like” seems to be contemporary slang or an internet meme. Google [ "got me like" meme ], and also check out the 2015 Halvorsen track “She Got Me Like”. I wouldn't want to guess which came first. Based on this very hasty research I'd paraphrase “Instagram stories make me feel ...” – MetaEd Sep 19 '16 at 20:21
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It means 'Makes me think and/or do'. Such as in the example, this person is reading through Instagram and posts and has come to the conclusion that the music they listen to is bad, and thinks (or has him like) they should listen to better music.

For example, if someone was to say "Your outfit got me like someone punched me in the gut" as a way to say someone's outfit was ridiculous. The phrase is also widely used to compare your feeling to another similar feeling, but something greatly exaggerated. Firstly, the 'like someone punched me in the gut' is comparing how the person stating the sentence is laughing so hard they cannot breathe, similar to being punched in the gut. the 'got me like' is used as a comparison to another exaggerated situation.

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    Hello, Dshdsq. It probably does, but a supporting reference and caveat about acceptability in various registers would make this the sort of answer ELU prefers. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 19 '16 at 15:12
  • I'll remember that – Demisemihemidemisemiquaver Sep 19 '16 at 15:13
  • Thanks, but I didn't get it completely. Can you explain it with more examples? – Sartist Sep 19 '16 at 15:15
  • Sure, in addition, if someone was to say "Your outfit got me like someone punched me in the gut" as a way to say someone's outfit was ridiculous. The phrase is also widely used to compare your feeling to another similar feeling, but something greatly exaggerated. Firstly, the 'like someone punched me in the gut' is comparing how the person stating the sentence is laughing so hard they cannot breathe, similar to being punched in the gut. the 'got me like' is used as a comparison to another exaggerated situation. – Demisemihemidemisemiquaver Sep 19 '16 at 15:22
  • So "got me like" is always used for exaggeration? – Sartist Sep 19 '16 at 15:33

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