Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Literally!

Hello my lovely friends! I have a question for you:

Have you ever wondered how the word "literally" has now really come to mean, "NOT literally"? For example, on any given day, you can hear a conversation similar to this one:


Guy: "Hey babe, we should go see that new horror movie."
Babe: "No way! Last time you took me to a horror movie, I literally crapped my pants!"


Let's try another one, shall we?


Girl: "So, Annabelle, how was your blind date?"
Annabelle: "It was awful! The guy was a total douche bag. Like, LITERALLY!"

Hmmm, let's review:

Although, I could see how you'd get confused. NOTE: I have no idea
who this kid is, just go to Google Images and type "douchebag" and he comes up. 

And hey, even the flippin' dictionary contradicts itself: 

From Merriam-Webster (www.m-w.com)

Actually vs. Virtually... apparently it's the same, folks.


Now, don't feel bad if you literally use the word "literally" wrong. It's a common mistake, we all do it, to give our sentences that extra little oomph.

That was literally the dumbest thing I ever heard. 

Her eyes were literally as big as saucers. 

I'm literally going to shoot myself in the foot. 

Mia is literally the awesomest person ever. [Well... exceptions CAN be made!]

So this concludes my random brain dump of the day.  I know you're so sad, you could literally cry a river of tears. Like... literally. 



11 comments:

  1. 0h my when my little brother heard "oops i crapped my pants" on SNL for the first time i swear to god he didnt stop saying it for like two years....

    anyway...lol

    I love this post. literally.

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  2. I catch myself saying literally too much. I'm trying to stop! Thanks for the fun post! :)

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  3. Hey thanks for the follow, I have to say this post was pretty damn funny. I literally died laughing at the 'poop free' picture. Great post :)

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  4. Hahaha love this! I'm LITERALLY guilty of this ;) but I'm trying not be so bad about it anymore! This post had me giggling though. Great one, Mia!

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  5. I wonder this all the time. It's turned into the lowest form of sarcasm, which sadly some just don't quite grasp. It's an art form. Literally. ;)

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  6. I so guilty of this. It so made me laugh. I literally couldn't contain myself.

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  7. Every time we say literally we either say it like an English person or we quote Sheldon on Big Bang Theory where he questioned a guy when he said literally a million years. Sheldon was all : Literally? Literally a million years?

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  8. This post literally made me laugh! I don't know why, but the misuse of the word "literally" is one of my biggest pet peeves. I don't feel so weird anymore now that you've brought it up! Great post

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  9. Great post, I hate when people misuse or overuse words! (I am guilty of overusing the exclamation point though!)

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. lol! Love it. I literally wrote a post on the use of literally a couple of months ago.
    Literally Intervention
    Great Minds!
    Kim

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  11. This post is literally the best thing ever written.

    It drives me crazy too. It's like, I don't think that word means what you think it means...like at all. One time my cousin wrote something on facebook and used the word wrong. But not only she did use it incorrectly, she also spelled it something like 'litrily". ugh.

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