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Please cease your use of the word literally. If you "literally died when [you] found out...", you would not be able to write about it in your "blog".
That is all.
If you told me that your server fell over, I'd think you meant that it was very slow, or crashed. If you told me that your server literally fell over, then I'd ask if someone tripped over a cable, or there was an earthquake.
This is the Internet; my hope of people using words correctly (or, at least, incorrectly with panache) grows ever dim.
... I'm going to go completely insane.
So, they're supposed to meet, but then keep driving another mile? Huh?
Yes, they've taken my nice "literally", and made it mean "emphatically".
Of course, these are likely the same people who took "bi-partisan" to make it mean "non-partisan". It used to mean that people were really split on an issue, and there's no hope of compromise. Now it means that that the big tw
It's almost always used to mean almost exactly the opposite of it's real meaning. I see it used most often for "poorly thought out", "unfounded" or "foolish", when in fact it means "plausable, but flawed" or "deceptively attractive".
It's such a wonderful word that wraps up a whole paragraph of meaning in a single word. I expect that people will continue to use it wrongly until someday the dictionary writers give up and add one of those other meaning to the dictionary and it'll be all over, the
The mega-corp I work for started using the word "frontlog" (don't run for your dictionary, I don't believe it's in there) awhile back. Makes me want to vomit. It's like backlog, but you don't really have signed contracts for it yet. It's exactly the same a "prospective sales", but I guess that sounds too indefinite. Backlog is a really good thing to have and I guess frontlog is just a little
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