Ooh, this AskMetaFilter thread is going to make Amy foam at the mouth: apparently Merriam-Webster now believes that “literally” also means “virtually.” It’s like I can hear the ranting from all the way across the Harbour…


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  1. Yes that is a total pet peeve of mine too! It “literally” gives me the sh*ts.

    (Ok now imagine a personnified verbal context coming up and handing me a crap in a box.)

  2. This is all Jamie Oliver’s fault!

  3. I’m ‘literally’ plotzing as we speak!

    ::I can’t wait until Amy finds out either::

  4. …not looking…la-la-la-la…not looking…going to my happy place….la-la-la-la…

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