Friday, August 15, 2014

Strunk White, Idiot Weatherman: Literally Literal

"We are all literally on the same page." (You and the rest of the congregation singing from church hymnals?)

"I opened the door, and it was literally like a blast furnace out there." (Really? 3,600 to 4200 degrees F?)


lbparker said...

Don't you, like, just get so, like, annoyed when people, like, have these, like, verbal tics?

Sorry, OC, I couldn't resist. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the weatherman might literally be a d-bag. Literally! :)

Don said...

They have added an alternative definition of literally to the dictionary to account for the change in usage. From Merriam Websters

1: in a literal sense or manner : actually
2: in effect : virtually