Monday, April 19, 2010

Nerd Word(s): Literally

Literally
- Adverb

1. Often misused on purpose as a means of mocking a person who overuses the word, or uses it incorrectly.

[ Origin: For some reason, the incorrect usage of literally has always rubbed me the wrong way like a stripper at a club in the bad part of town. ]

- see also
1. Figuratively
2. Totally

- examples
1. "I literally drank so much that I should have died."
"Literally?"
"Yeah, literally"
2. "He's literally the greatest basketball player in the world"
"Your cousin Tommy?"
3. http://evohno.blogspot.com/2010/04/lets-never-go-back.html

4 comments:

  1. Eddie House is literally in a slump.

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  2. This literally made me laugh.

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  3. Literally reminds me of a routine by one of my favorite comics, David Cross: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ly1UTgiBXM

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  4. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the best virtual strippers on my desktop.

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