Don't Literally Explode When You Hear This


"Literally" is the gift that keeps on giving. There's no end in sight to the fighting over whether you can use it to say stuff like "The town was brought literally to its knees." I get why that bothers people. I avoid loose usages of "literally" myself. But saying this is wrong when every respectable dictionary has been saying for years that it's acceptable is, well, wrong.

Here's the one and only John McIntyre setting the record straight.

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