Literally comical

Christopher Muther, writing in The Boston Globe about non-literal use of the word “literally,” quoted my entry on the subject: “Don’t say of someone that he ‘literally blew up’ unless he swallows a stick of dynamite.’’ Ben Zimmer was also cited in the article, which led to an August 15 Language Log entry on the subject.

The comic strip Zits had a great take on this.

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