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If the Classics Used 'Literally'

Dennis Miller | Posted 04.24.2015 | Home
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Dennis Miller

For years we've been bombarded with the word "literally." For a while, I thought it would run its course but it's only been picking up speed, flying like literal shrapnel. I dislike it because it's become a language filler with no meaning and no redeeming qualities.

This Modern-Day Fable Shows Why You Need To Stop Saying 'Literally'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Comedy

For those who may not be aware, the definition of "literally" is as follows: "In a literal manner or sense; exactly." These days, we're all guilty...

The Five Things You Say That Make You Sound Stupid

Floyd Elliot | Posted 03.07.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Aw, c'mon, admit it: you say some crap. Because everybody says some crap. I want to help you stop; I'm not trying to mock you but to support you.

WATCH: The Most Overused And Abused Word

Zoë Triska | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Zoë Triska

Don't you feel like the word 'literally' is literally overused? People just like to throw it in there to give their sentences pizazz. Also, many people don't seem to know the difference between 'literally' and 'figuratively' so let's discuss that now.

It's the Age of Metaphor -- Literally

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

The trendy word that I've noticed most lately is "metaphor." This used to be confined mainly to academia, but in the past few years it has broken out like a rash among the general population. I am curious about how such trends get started.

Grammar Pet Peeves: The Difference Between Good English And Correct English

Robert Lane Greene | Posted 07.14.2011 | Home
Robert Lane Greene

Everyone has a language peeve. Mine is "literally," a great word with no close synonym. When used as a mere intensifier or to mean simply "It felt as though..." it has almost no kick at all.

The Oatmeal: What It Means When You Say "Literally"

The Oatmeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Literally means actually or without exaggeration. When you say "I literally...," it means you're describing something exactly as it happened......

The Most Annoying Phrases on Earth

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

You think it's annoying when someone starts a sentence with the word "ironically," when it most certainly is not? Or when McCain uttered "My friends" enough times to warrant a drinking game?