Language Broken

Submitted by: JadesDitoyr 3 years ago

I am literally ashamed by this.
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Male 1,059
Holy cajole!
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Male 907
Wow, her teeth are unnaturally white.
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Male 3,060
NO, NO, NO! This is wrong! Even if the statement that people are using the word "literally" in is figurative, the meaning of the word doesn`t change--just the syntax of the sentence. If I say, "He is literally ten feet tall," or some other statement which is supposed to suggest hyperbole, "literally" still means "as stated", it is the context of the sentence that changes. In other words, it is not the individual words that create the meaning, it is the context and syntax in which the sentence is spoken. Even if the way that the word "literally" is being used is changing (which I am opposed to, by the way), the dictionaries that are providing new definitions are wrong.
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Male 15,832
The problem is that dictionaries are chronicles, not authorities.
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Male 36,541
@lauriloo: Only us smart people could tell the two apart... :-)

"Literally only has ONE definition? Dis mus be da STOOPID Diktanary!"
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Female 1,803
Why don`t they publish a real dictionary with proper words and a colloquialism dictionary for the way stupid people use words?
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Male 37,902

Literally retarded - figuratively speaking.
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Male 837
I don`t mind hyperbole, but really? Do we have to go that far, and make "literally" an autoantonym? I had to look that word up, because I haven`t seen it in use!

This just... grah! Why language, why? You`ve taken away my Oxford Comma, and now you are ruining one of my favorite Frasier episodes!
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Male 395
Meh, it`s hyperbole. Not exactly something to get your knickers in a twist over, literally.
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Male 4,746
This literally makes me sad.
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Male 36,541
I literally could care less...

(Really? "I could care less" is a REGIONAL SLANG PHRASE around here! That`s allowed, eh? Eh?)
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Male 2,859
I like her, she gets it.
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Male 7,031

Reminds of the movie "Alphaville," where dictionaries replace the Bible and new editions have to be printed every day to keep up with the words that are banned or just disappear from usage.

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Male 837
Link: Language Broken [Rate Link] - I am literally ashamed by this.
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