According to Google, Literally Literally Means Not Literally

According to Google, Literally Literally Means Not Literally August 14, 2013

I learned today via IO9 that Google has made it as official as Google can make things: “Literally” now means “literally” but also the opposite.

Actually, perhaps I should ask whether literally now literally means “not literally,” or whether literally now still means “literally,” but means it figuratively as well as literally.

When people misuse literally in this way, it figuratively drives me round the bend…


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