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Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:07 PM

Please stop using the word "literally"

I hate it, even when it's used properly (which is not often).

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Reply Please stop using the word "literally" (Original post)
Goodheart Dec 2020 OP
Sanity Claws Dec 2020 #1
demmiblue Dec 2020 #2
dchill Dec 2020 #3
sprinkleeninow Dec 2020 #4
Newest Reality Dec 2020 #5
Goodheart Dec 2020 #7
MissB Dec 2020 #6
ismnotwasm Dec 2020 #8
Blues Heron Dec 2020 #9
Towlie Dec 2020 #10
SWBTATTReg Dec 2020 #11
pbmus Dec 2020 #12
Dream Girl Dec 2020 #13
Pobeka Dec 2020 #14
Goodheart Dec 2020 #15
ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #17
TwilightZone Dec 2020 #37
Cha Dec 2020 #16
Goodheart Dec 2020 #18
Cha Dec 2020 #19
PCIntern Dec 2020 #20
tymorial Dec 2020 #21
42bambi Dec 2020 #22
Silent3 Dec 2020 #23
TheBlackAdder Dec 2020 #25
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2020 #32
dweller Dec 2020 #24
cherish44 Dec 2020 #26
Digger Dec 2020 #36
Rice4VP Dec 2020 #27
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2020 #28
kskiska Dec 2020 #29
USALiberal Dec 2020 #40
Politicub Dec 2020 #30
MizLibby Dec 2020 #31
Totally Tunsie Dec 2020 #33
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2020 #34
LeftInTX Dec 2020 #35
USALiberal Dec 2020 #39
USALiberal Dec 2020 #38
GulfCoast66 Dec 2020 #41
KentuckyWoman Dec 2020 #42
former9thward Dec 2020 #43
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2020 #44

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:07 PM

1. I will literally stop using literally

except if I use it properly.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:08 PM

2. Literally. n/t

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:09 PM

3. I did that literally years ago!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:09 PM

4. Actually...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:09 PM

5. Is...

Is figuratively still okay, though?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:10 PM

7. I really like "figuratively". :)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:09 PM

6. my mother uses that alllll the time

everything is literally.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:10 PM

8. Liter...

Oh. Very well.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:14 PM

9. That's a major linguistic trend

along with dropping the internal T's in words like "boathouse" (becomes boh'house), vocal fry, weird R sounds in singers etc etc.

Better just acknowledge it, digest it for what it is, because it's here to stay!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:15 PM

10. Then how would you say "I ran into George today" when you mean you collided with him?

 

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:16 PM

11. But I like the word, it's literally my favorite word! Ha ha heh...you do have a point, I'll watch

my use of this word more in the future...take care!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:16 PM

12. Actually literally is a beautiful expression meant to explain

Something in one word without expounding endlessly...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:18 PM

13. When I use the word literally, I literally mean literally.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:22 PM

14. Irregardless of what you want, their literally not going to take you literally on that.

Yours truly,
A Moran.

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:23 PM

15. :)

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:25 PM

17. Beauty!!! (nt)

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:28 PM

37. Irregardless is a word.

It means regardless. It's been around for more than 200 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:24 PM

16. I haven't used the word "literally" until

I had the sudden urge to do the hell what I want.. and USE IT.

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:26 PM

18. So, are we using "sudden" as a noun these days?

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:29 PM

19. TY.. I left out URGE.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:32 PM

20. Like "notoriety"

Often used incorrectly to replace “fame”.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:35 PM

21. You had to know what would happen.

I don't think anyone is going to take your request literally.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:35 PM

22. I actually believe literally is used to actually piss people off to literally get attention.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:44 PM

23. For all intensive purposes, we must nip this deep-seeded problem in the butt

But if you couldn't care less, it's a mute point, and I'll have to make due, irregardless.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:50 PM

25. 🤣

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:29 PM

32. Are you sure they're not -literally- constipated?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 07:44 PM

24. Litter

Really ..

✌🏻

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:16 PM

26. "Literally" has passed "I seen" as my biggest language pet peeve.nt

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Response to cherish44 (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:04 PM

36. Yes,

that is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:21 PM

27. It's LITERALLY one of my favorite words to use...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:22 PM

28. Lol.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:25 PM

29. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I thought I was the only one bothered by this (now) meaningless word.

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Response to kskiska (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:31 PM

40. Get over it!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:27 PM

30. I rather like it. Gatekeeping around a word -- especially one that is frequently

Ainvoked to convey the overwhelming realness of something — can cause people to second guess themselves because they’re worried about being shamed.

Online and verbal conversations aren’t formal usages of language. If someone is writing an article for publication, then misuse of a word may need to be explored.

Please give people space to express themselves in imperfect ways.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:27 PM

31. I would literally bend over backward to get a job with Cirque du Soleil

if only they hadn't filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:31 PM

33. Would you kindly add "nothingburger" to the list?

That word makes my teeth grind.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:32 PM

34. I like when it's used literally.

But hate it when it’s not.

Makes me want to kill somebody.

Figuratively.
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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:52 PM

35. I literally have a headache...Literally!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #35)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:30 PM

39. Lol

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:30 PM

38. Lol, get over it! Nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:36 PM

41. I, literally, have more important things to worry about

Than how others speak.

Wish I had few enough problems that I could be concerned about such minutiae.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 09:54 PM

42. I literally just used the word "literally" and it was mind blowing.

and earth shattering ... and maybe even epic.

Mason Jars filled with gluten free upcycled rescued materials may have been involved.

Mine is crinkly paper or candy wrappers. Makes me wanna commit something illegal...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 10:03 PM

43. People who try to be word police on the internet will literally have unhappy lives.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 10:07 PM

44. I will literally use any words I chose to use.

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