Friday, November 9, 2012

I know how to use "literally"!

I notice people have been using "literally" incorrectly for years but its use literally seems to be on the rise. I am hearing it ALL THE TIME especially on TV.

Maybe it's on its way to becoming a word that changes meaning over time like "gay" or "decimate". Since "literally" is used so much in place of "figuratively" (or "figuratively speaking") I think that's what many people really think it means. But:

"Literally" means ACTUALLY or without exaggeration!

My head literally explodes every time I hear it used incorrectly! Heh.

It sure saves on hair color and makeup expenses....

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