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Re^5: poll ideas quest 2015

by thargas (Deacon)
on May 22, 2015 at 11:33 UTC ( #1127465=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: poll ideas quest 2015
in thread poll ideas quest 2015

Unfortunately, the forces of common usage have demoted literally from a useful word to an intensifier. Even the Oxford English Dictionary includes this now (see here). I suppose I can't really get annoyed with them as they are only documenting how things *are* used.

Since there are two contradictory meanings for "literally", it is now literally useless. :-)

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Re^6: poll ideas quest 2015
by jdporter (Canon) on May 22, 2015 at 13:11 UTC intensifier.

    So it's an expletive. :-)

      :-) Especially when used in comments about its use.

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