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February 8, 2006 02:56 PM

Broken: Misuse of "literally"

I just saw this site and instantly added it to my favorites list: Literally, A Web Log.

  An English grammar blog tracking abuse of the word "literally"

Thanks to ZP in the comments boards for the pointer.


Literally, first.

Posted by: Pat at February 8, 2006 03:09 PM

I'd subscribe too, if it didn't have broken CSS that doesn't work with Firefox' Smart Bookmarks. Don't people even attempt to test their websites anymore? Criminy.

Posted by: James Schend at February 8, 2006 03:14 PM

I literally fell off my chair reading this, and the Titanic is virtually unsinkable. ATM Machines, PIN numbers, your stupid.

Posted by: _________ at February 8, 2006 03:32 PM

Now, someone do the same for the word: ignorance

It is missued tons of times as well.

Posted by: RogerG at February 8, 2006 04:35 PM

Why not literally sue them? Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Posted by: Kevin at February 8, 2006 05:10 PM

some people are literally unable to recognize hyperbole.

Posted by: bp at February 8, 2006 07:05 PM

thanks for the hat tip. i do what i can!

Posted by: Zounds Padang at February 9, 2006 12:28 PM

Has anyone seen that sketch on MadTV with the bitter married couple that try to use "literally" in every sentence as they berate those around them? I literally peed my pants from laughing too hard once. I wasn't watching that show at the time, it was actually a tickle fight.

Posted by: Manni at February 9, 2006 04:15 PM

Thats damn funny

Posted by: no one at February 10, 2006 09:35 PM

idiots, it ismeant to be like that! it mis supposed to show the misuse of it and as a pun uses it wrongly

Posted by: bob at February 14, 2006 04:41 PM

That's great! I'd love to see one on the misuse of 's! Sundays vrs. Sunday's. That drives me almost as crazy.

Posted by: beth at February 26, 2006 01:14 PM

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