Yet another language crime to watch out for…

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Literally

The Internet is literally full of critics of the figurative use of literally. While employing this metaphorical usage might make many casual language lovers’ ears bleed, descriptivist lexicographers will hail you as a language innovator. My advice: be self-aware. Know that if you use literally figuratively, it will sound horrible to some, and perfectly acceptable to others.

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Have a wonderful day everyone! 🙂

All my best,
Jill a.k.a. 1morganlefaye

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