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    So this is not directed at at one person, but it really is quiet frustrating to hear people continually superfluously and inappropriately use the word "Literally". Some examples I've heard recently:

    "It literally was sometime around 3 o'clock"

    "He literally was a sick as a dog" (about a person)

    I am going to challenge people to not use the word "literally" for 30 days and see if they can still get their point across. I'm pretty sure you can do it.

    This sums my feeling about the issue:

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    I am literally one of those people.
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    Figuratively yes
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    Literally no
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    (Original post by jestersnow)
    So this is not directed at at one person, but it really is quiet frustrating to hear people continually superfluously and inappropriately use the word "Literally". Some examples I've heard recently:

    "It literally was sometime around 3 o'clock"

    "He literally was a sick as a dog" (about a person)

    I am going to challenge people to not use the word "literally" for 30 days and see if they can still get their point across. I'm pretty sure you can do it.

    This sums my feeling about the issue:

    Basically it's actually like the correct way of using it literally
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    I literally cannot see myself doing this challenge
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    OED includes the figurative definition of literally, ergo people already are using it properly.
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    (Original post by TheLawLlama)
    OED includes the figurative definition of literally, ergo people already are using it properly.
    Literally this ^
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    (Original post by TheLawLlama)
    OED includes the figurative definition of literally, ergo people already are using it properly.
    A figurative use of a word that is intended to mean literal... Well done OED, you just broke the English language lol!

    I still haven't changed my mind, it's overused to a point of losing any meaning haha!
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    How can you literally use the word literally Einstien
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    (Original post by TaintedLight)
    How can you literally use the word literally Einstien
    About the title? It was tongue in cheek to highlight the very issue I was talking about.
 
 
 
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