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    Re: Literally

    I was, of course, using 'comandeer' figuratively!


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    Re: Literally

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    I was, of course, using 'comandeer' figuratively!

    Oh yes, I know.

    But imagine literally commandeering words: They will mean what we want them to mean.



    Word Commandeer out - one to beam up, Scotty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    Yep, I agree once again. Whenever I hear "literally" used in this fashion, it does strike me as rather odd. Of course, when people do this, they literally do not really know what they're saying.
    However, it does not "literally" strike me as rather odd. The instance of "hearing something" cannot literally strike anyone. You see, colleagues and friends, this is what we are getting at here.
    I think this misuse of literally should stop - and it should stop now. The misuse of literally


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    Re: Literally

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    However, it does not "literally" strike me as rather odd. The instance of "hearing something" cannot literally strike anyone. You see, colleagues and friends, this is what we are getting at here.
    I think this misuse of literally should stop - and it should stop now. The misuse of literally

    Is the sniper literally shooting at the misuse of the word literally? No, he is not. That picture is meant to portray a figurative expression and should not be understood in its literal sense.

    One cannot literally shoot at the misuse of a word anymore than one could knock a bird out of the sky by staring at it.

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