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    I'm not one to call people out on their spelling or grammar (unless it's unforgivably, sinfully bad), but this just irritates me for some reason:

    The misuse of the word 'literally'.

    "I was literally gutted about my grades," for example. Were you? Were you literally gutted? Really?

    Anyone share this little peeve?
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    Yep, that one definitely gets on my nerves. If you can't replace 'literally' with 'figuratively' and still have it make sense, you used the wrong word.
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    No, it doesn't bother me.
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    I literally use this word all the time!
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    I'm literally going to die..
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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    I'm not one to call people out on their spelling or grammar (unless it's unforgivably, sinfully bad), but this just irritates me for some reason:

    The misuse of the word 'literally'.

    "I was literally gutted about my grades," for example. Were you? Were you literally gutted? Really?

    Anyone share this little peeve?
    One word for you: hyperbole.
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    (Original post by x-pixie-x)
    I literally use this word all the time!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO-

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    I literally just wanted to punch her in the face...
    Hahahaha

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    (Original post by im so academic)
    One word for you: hyperbole.
    Thanks! Have one back: fascinating.
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    this, and also when people misuse the word 'ironic' for something that was actually sarcastic or merely coincidental, football commentators/pundits are the worse
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    The colloquial definition of literally has been added to Oxford and Webster's dictionaries, and I believe to Google as well. I used to find people misusing 'literally' slightly annoying, but then I stopped being annoyed by ridiculous things and got over it. Got to love the evolution of language.
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    When people misuse "literally" it does not bother me in the slightest. If i made a list of the things i care about, it wouldn't even come close to making the list.
    People misuse "literally" on purpose. They know they mean "figuratively", but they are usually doing so to emphasise a point.
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    Ted Mosby shares that pet peeve. Literally.
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    (Original post by bssjonny)
    When people misuse "literally" it does not bother me in the slightest. If i made a list of the things i care about, it wouldn't even come close to making the list.
    People misuse "literally" on purpose. They know they mean "figuratively", but they are usually doing so to emphasise a point.
    This

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