The Wrong Definition Of “Literally” Is Literally Going In The Dictionary

This is figuratively the worst thing ever.

1. “Literally” technically means “without exaggeration,” as in “this thing ACTUALLY happened.”

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2. But these days some people use it just for emphasis.

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3. Which is WRONG. Unless you actually IRL exploded.

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4. Also kind of wrong:

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5. Wrong:

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6. This annoys a lot of people.

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7. But since more and more people are using the wrong “literally,” dictionaries are starting to add the wrong definition to their entries for “literally.”

Like the Oxford Dictionary.

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8. And even Webster’s.

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9. And even Google!!

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10. Is this a brave new world where we can use “literally” as a mere intensifier?

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11. Or should we try to keep “literally” literally the same?

Thanks to GalleyCat and Reddit for pointing this out.

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