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Word Play

Posted By Alex Belth On December 3, 2013 @ 1:26 pm In 1: Featured,Arts and Culture,Pop Culture | Comments Disabled


I was given a book as a present last week and I’m enjoying it. It is well-written yet twice in the in the first 50 pages the author, who is otherwise careful with her prose, uses the word “literally” incorrectly. The use of this word, the improper use or the redefined horseshit use, drives me nuts.

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I like what Martha Gill [2]suggests–we should just avoid the damn word. Literally.

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[2] Martha Gill : http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/13/literally-broken-english-language-definition

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