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Old 09-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #16
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I have a coworker who always says "that literally cracks me up"...and I can't help but imagining her literally cracking up.....
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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I have a coworker who always says "that literally cracks me up"...and I can't help but imagining her literally cracking up.....
My 9th grade English teacher figuratively beat this image into our brains and would call on the offending writer in class and ask if that was what he or she meant to say whenever anybody used the word incorrectly in speech or in writing.

A few years ago I was talking with one of my classmates and we both remarked on how we always use literally correctly.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #18
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I literally hate it when people say that.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #19
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OMG, too funny. My son's basketball coach does this constantly. I don't get it at all, I love her and she's really nice, but it seems like every other word out of her mouth is literally...I thought she was the only one, guess other people do it too. lol.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #20
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When I say "literally" in a sentence the "wrong" way, I'm using it in a hyberbolic way. So if I say "I'm so hungry I could literally eat a horse," I'm just using "literally" to exaggerate.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #21
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Hmm, I don't say literally much. Actually, I say "actually" a lot. Literally, I do.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #22
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When I say "literally" in a sentence the "wrong" way, I'm using it in a hyberbolic way. So if I say "I'm so hungry I could literally eat a horse," I'm just using "literally" to exaggerate.
Mm, you could probably leave out "literally" and end up with a more powerful, effective statement ,
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #23
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Hmm, I don't say literally much. Actually, I say "actually" a lot. Literally, I do.
Absolutely. I absolutely understand what you're absolutely saying here. Absolutely.

Me? I don't overuse any words, as far as I know.










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Old 09-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #24
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Absolutely. I absolutely understand what you're absolutely saying here. Absolutely.

Me? I don't overuse any words, as far as I know.



Well. . . umm, actually. . .




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Actually, Imzadi, if you actually have something to actually say to me, you should absolutely just actually literally come out and actually say it. Absolutely.







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Old 09-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #26
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My cousin and I have a game where we hit an invisible buzzer every time my sister says the word "literally" which is very, very often. If she gives us the oh-so-awesome "ALMOST LITERALLY" it's worth double points.
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Actually, Imzadi, if you actually have something to actually say to me, you should absolutely just actually literally come out and actually say it. Absolutely.

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #28
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I once worked with a woman who used the word literally all the time. The only problem was she pronounced it little- ly. I thought I was the only one who noticed until another coworker pointed it out.
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I have a coworker who always says "that literally cracks me up"...and I can't help but imagining her literally cracking up.....
.........hmmmm....well, she literally COULD, if she were a hard-boiled egg....
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #30
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