Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pet Peeve: Literally

The word "literally" is overused and often misused too. Most of the time, the word need not be used at all.

Due to my strong dislike of this word, I am henceforth banishing the word "literally" from my personal vocabulary, except maybe to allow myself the odd use of the word in jest.


Heather Dixon said...

You should read "A Hat Full of Sky" by Terry Pratchett. There's a character in there named Annagramma who is always saying "I've told you LITERALLY a thousand times!". Finally the main character gets mad and tells her to look up what literally actually mean.

I love that book :)

jennifer anderson said...

that is subjective that it is overused