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As many of you who have read this blog in the past have come to realize… I am not one to let a few grammatical errors stop me from publishing a blog post. I have even come to expect the ad hoc editors out there to post comments correcting my mistakes, and virtually wagging your finger at me for my lack of proofreading. That’s fine. I get it. Grammatical errors are like nails on a chalkboard to some people, and I’ve even had one specific error that I’ve harped on for years… only to have the rug pulled out from under me yesterday by a Slate article. After I read it, my life literally turned upside down.
2. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feelings.
Sorry Mom!! Although, now that I think about it, my Mom does tend to be a bit morbid in her use of the word literally.
Juliet O’Hara: Detective Lassiter is literally on fire today.
Shawn Spencer: “Literally on fire” as in Michael Jackson in the Pepsi commercial, or as in a misuse of the word “literally?”