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    Question Literally / Virtually


    Do people sometimes inadvertently use "literally" for "virtually"
    and vice-versa? Or maybe I am just confused.


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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Re: Literally / Virtually

    Yes, in fact, people often use literally when they really mean the exact opposite.

    "He was so angry that his head literally exploded."

    I hear that type of construction all the time.

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