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Literally

People who use "literally"
incorrectly
WHEN I 5: -no
MUCH IT ‘WU SEEM To
Ctr . Mutt HE! -RED
LYELL.
People who use "literally"
unnecessarily
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#24 - Mattyowl (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally just made a comment.
I literally just made a comment.
User avatar #71 to #24 - matriculator (02/02/2013) [-]
Why are some names blue, while some are white?
User avatar #98 to #71 - Mattyowl (02/02/2013) [-]
If you have had your account for over two years (I think) you get a blue named account.
User avatar #76 to #71 - undeadwill (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally don't know
User avatar #83 to #76 - matriculator (02/02/2013) [-]
I think that it might have to do with the duration of the account or something like that.
User avatar #35 to #24 - threadcreator (02/02/2013) [-]
Is that literally a ******* doorstop...?
User avatar #38 to #35 - mmajunkie (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally think you're literally right!
User avatar #40 to #24 - pastelink (02/02/2013) [-]
THANKS OBAMA
#34 - herculespower (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally do not give a 			****
I literally do not give a ****
User avatar #62 to #34 - nefarian (02/02/2013) [-]
And you never have
#27 - Jameshaich (02/02/2013) [-]
It's used as emphasis.
They don't literally mean it...
User avatar #86 to #27 - YllekNayr (02/02/2013) [-]
Then they should use "really" or "seriously", rather than a word that is incorrect.
#90 to #86 - Jameshaich (02/02/2013) [-]
They know it's incorrect, it add mores emphasis to what they mean than using "Really"
User avatar #91 to #90 - YllekNayr (02/02/2013) [-]
>Implying they know it's incorrect, when too many do not
>Implying using a word that is incorrect will add more emphasis than a word that is correct
#93 to #91 - Jameshaich (02/02/2013) [-]
Look up the definition of literally, and then say that using that wouldn't add more emphasis.
> 2013
> Using meme arrows on FJ
ISHYGDDT

Adverb

In a literal manner or sense; exactly: "the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle".
-------> Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling. <----
User avatar #94 to #93 - YllekNayr (02/02/2013) [-]
lit·er·al·ly
[lit-er-uh-lee] Show IPA
adverb
1.
in the literal or strict sense: What does the word mean literally?
2.
in a literal manner; word for word: to translate literally.
3.
actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The city was literally destroyed.
4.
in effect; in substance; very nearly; virtually.


lit·er·al·ly (ltr--l)
adv.
1. In a literal manner; word for word: translated the Greek passage literally.
2. In a literal or strict sense: Don't take my remarks literally.
3. Usage Problem
a. Really; actually: "There are people in the world who literally do not know how to boil water" (Craig Claiborne).
b. Used as an intensive before a figurative expression.
Usage Note: For more than a hundred years, critics have remarked on the incoherency of using literally in a way that suggests the exact opposite of its primary sense of "in a manner that accords with the literal sense of the words." In 1926, for example, H.W. Fowler cited the example "The 300,000 Unionists ... will be literally thrown to the wolves." The practice does not stem from a change in the meaning of literally itselfif it did, the word would long since have come to mean "virtually" or "figuratively"but from a natural tendency to use the word as a general intensive, as in They had literally no help from the government on the project, where no contrast with the figurative sense of the words is intended.


Try again.
User avatar #72 to #67 - ZombiePanCake (02/02/2013) [-]
ooooohhhh my God this **** is everywhere!
Stop it was funny the first few time!
User avatar #80 to #72 - mishaestrin (02/02/2013) [-]
I want to overkill this thing until it becomes whatever the opposite of funny is.
User avatar #82 to #80 - ZombiePanCake (02/02/2013) [-]
fine
User avatar #110 to #67 - xxelmarcocfcxx (02/02/2013) [-]
A Maury reference.
**** yes.
#21 - bandage (02/02/2013) [-]
Whoever made this comic
Whoever made this comic
User avatar #56 to #21 - XzipitX (02/02/2013) [-]
dat liz gillies.....ugh
User avatar #44 - thehans (02/02/2013) [-]
what gets me is when people use "ironic"
about 3/4 of the time i hear "ironic," it is used incorrectly
User avatar #54 to #44 - xbaldie (02/02/2013) [-]
Ironic, isn't it?
#85 - peporepo (02/02/2013) [-]
This is literally literal. I mean, literally!
#95 to #85 - mkoala (02/02/2013) [-]
Since I am not a rabbit, no I do not want salad
Since I am not a rabbit, no I do not want salad
User avatar #87 - grpeephole (02/02/2013) [-]
This is Literally the worse content i've read all day
User avatar #48 - retributionthepimp (02/02/2013) [-]
You know how when you read a specific word so much you begin to question the meaning, validity, and existence of the word?..

That just happened to me scrolling down the comments.
User avatar #59 to #48 - thechosentroll (02/02/2013) [-]
I think that's where "That's my name. Don't wear it out." comes from. If you repeat anything enough times it loses its' meaning.
User avatar #60 to #59 - retributionthepimp (02/02/2013) [-]
I never thought about it like that before, thanks for the insight!
#61 to #60 - thechosentroll (02/02/2013) [-]
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Knowing is half the battle. The other half are highcalibre assault rifles.
#63 - joshkroger (02/02/2013) [-]
This was literally the least funny post on the frontpage.
This was literally the least funny post on the frontpage.
User avatar #32 - JosephDecreux (02/02/2013) [-]
i hate it when people say 'Physically' and 'Actual' too much.
'i feel sick' become: 'i actual feel physically sick'
User avatar #36 to #32 - RandomAnonGuy (02/02/2013) [-]
And legit.
"This pizza is legit so good"
What, you usually lie about the quality of pizza?
#25 - kanatana (02/02/2013) [-]
#102 - smaaen ONLINE (02/02/2013) [-]
(Reference is from How I met your Mother) ;o
User avatar #112 to #102 - joshlol (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally just thought of this too
#20 - Happiness (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally could not care less...
#45 to #20 - comradewinter ONLINE (02/02/2013) [-]
You made a comment, so you could clearly care less.
#22 - grandmabetty (02/02/2013) [-]
I literally just farted
I literally just farted
#111 - zhooker (02/02/2013) [-]
#68 - coolcalx (02/02/2013) [-]
ACTUALLY it's completely grammatically correct to use &quot;literally&quot; in a hyperbolic sense.    
   
as long as it's obvious that what you're saying can't actually happen (like literally raining cats and dogs), it is perfectly fine to use &quot;literally&quot; for emphasis.   
   
   
Merriam-Webster   
   
&quot;1: in a literal sense or manner    
2: in effect : virtually    
   
Since some people take sense 2 to be the opposite of sense 1, it has been frequently criticized as a misuse. Instead, the use is pure hyperbole intended to gain emphasis, but it often appears in contexts where no additional emphasis is necessary.&quot;   
   
   
suck it, faggot OP.
ACTUALLY it's completely grammatically correct to use "literally" in a hyperbolic sense.

as long as it's obvious that what you're saying can't actually happen (like literally raining cats and dogs), it is perfectly fine to use "literally" for emphasis.


Merriam-Webster

"1: in a literal sense or manner
2: in effect : virtually

Since some people take sense 2 to be the opposite of sense 1, it has been frequently criticized as a misuse. Instead, the use is pure hyperbole intended to gain emphasis, but it often appears in contexts where no additional emphasis is necessary."


suck it, faggot OP.
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User avatar #70 to #69 - coolcalx (02/02/2013) [-]
yes it did.



"Annoying:
people who use "Literally" incorrectly"

"incorrectly"
#6 - theblargypargler ONLINE (02/02/2013) [-]
I am guilty of overusing literally.
User avatar #100 - Folzy (02/02/2013) [-]
when i saw this again i "literally" clicked the next button
User avatar #103 to #100 - ratytang (02/02/2013) [-]
No you did not, you came down here and comment first, ******* lire
User avatar #105 to #103 - Folzy (02/02/2013) [-]
no i actually did then i went back to post that comment
#106 to #105 - John Cena (02/02/2013) [-]
(Should have said: "then i litteraly went back")
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