"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

December 10, 2006

Man, I look like shit!

Have you noticed that too many people are using the word 'literally' without knowing what it means, and in completely inappropriate contexts.

Somebody has a bad exam and they go "Man, I was literally screwed!"

Tch tch. What this means is that they just had sex (or they got penetrated, to put it bluntly).

[Ooh, a crass unintended pun. Hehe.]

Literally means that you're supposed to take the actual meaning of what is being said. Understand?

The actual word that you'd look for in the previous example is 'figuratively'.

ie, "I figuratively got screwed".

Which sounds like crap, so you might as well be succinct and just say you got screwed. Let the context explain it by itself.

Perhaps an example of proper usage of the word is required.

I look like shit, literally!
Click here to understand what I mean.

3 Comments:

aiyyoooo sweetieeee said...

just when i thought there was no hope for ya...this is an improvement

akshaya said...

u in a neem face pack!!!! ha ha ha... i guess i ve seen everything in this world now...

Indus Creep said...

you ran into a cow's ass. ha ha ha ha haa haa haa.