Quite Literally

Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”

Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.

Ah this is ‘my type’ of prompt. There are so many such words which have gained additional meanings over time, and sadly all what most people know are the irrelevant or absolute hogwash ones. And many easily associate ones which don’t make sense at all. Others are as said above are just thrown about loosely.

I’d like to share one such story of butchery of a word, here as you might have guess. This brilliant comic courtesy of the ever amazing The Oatmeal.

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9 thoughts on “Quite Literally

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  4. Literally and figuratively, was that not highlighted in some sitcom too? But now I know why writers should edit their works and speak the same way :).

  5. I have literally been unable to type because I laughed so much at this post! Having seen many of the other funny posts, I think we have the same sense of humour, Absolutely love your funny posts!

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