August 5, 2014

A photo representation of literally

'Literally versus Figuratively' is a common source of various internet memes directed at grammar-challenged folks.   Kids and lesser-educated adults tend to use hyperbole that includes the word 'literally', when what they really meant to say was 'figuratively', but, somehow, 'literally' makes things sound So Much More extreme.

Several times over the course of my life, I have heard people describe car accidents in which they say that the vehicle was 'literally cut in half'.  If it didn't look like this, it wasn't.

Wreck in Arlington, Texas on 8/4/14.  Car vs Gas Meter.  Photo from DFW Scanner via Facebook.

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