Writing & Editing Like, what’s the deal with misusing like? The overuse of ‘like’ stems from using it as a preposition instead of ‘as’ when comparing nouns and pronouns. Like you didn’t already know that. After all, the title of the play is not “Like you like it.” By Denise C. BaronOct. 25, 2010 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.