Click to expand
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#7 - sadf (06/13/2013) [-]
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
User avatar #94 to #7 - ashgaryoak (06/14/2013) [-]
Literally? You know Oxford dictionary recently changed the definition of the word literally
So it may be used in this context:
"informal used for emphasis while not being literally true" (Oxford Dictionary)
#50 to #7 - selk (06/13/2013) [-]
Actually... OP is using the term correctly. If you were to look at Merriam-Webster's definition of "literally" underneath their header "Usage Discussion of LITERALLY" (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literally) or even just Google search "literally definition", you will see that literally can be used for emphasis for something that is not literally true.
User avatar #97 to #50 - snowshark (06/14/2013) [-]
However that is not strictly-speaking true. Whilst it is used that way, that is merely an amendment made after the creation of the initial word. It is not correct to use the word in such a context, however it is forgivable because in that context it takes the place of slang.

Similar to how "cool" doesn't mean something that people find to be impressive/concurrent with their interests, rather it means something that is moderately cold. However it's usage is allowable because of the rules of slang.

This really is just a question as to wether slang does or does not constitute official vocabulary and there are as many who say it does not as who say it does.
#26 to #7 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #29 to #26 - rockmanfan (06/13/2013) [-]
you forgot one thing.

User avatar #116 to #29 - walkingdisaster (06/14/2013) [-]
It might as well be considering pretty much our entire front page is stolen from there
#90 to #29 - anon (06/14/2013) [-]
Of course not... this is obviously Tumblr.
#30 to #29 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #74 to #30 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (06/13/2013) [-]
There are a lot of meme's that are specific to certain sites.
A lot of sites have "inside jokes" that are basically memes. Even really small sites.
This is an example of a meme that is only on one site.
Expecting everyone on other sites to understand the ''meme'' is like expecting strangers to understand your inside jokes.
 Friends (0)