February 25, 2005
Taking things too literally
Today's person who annoyed me: People who use the word "literally" when they clearly cannot be speaking literally.
Example: "It is literally 1000 degrees in the hot tub." Oh really? Well, I'm literally about to rip your arm off and beat you with it.
Posted by mill1991 at February 25, 2005 10:25 AM
Man, I know how you feel. This time of year I get annoyed with everybody who is less smart and/or grammatically aware than me. I was always amazed that John Kerry, during the campaign, often used the word literally when not speaking literally. And I thought W was supposed to be the one with the language troubles.
This is a MAJOR pet peeve of mine, too. My head literally explodes when I hear people misued "literally."
Okay, so maybe not...
uh, that would be "misuse." Need to make friends with this keyboard.