Thursday, March 02, 2006

Tired and Irritable

... and I just heard somebody on NPR say "... the ship literally limped into San Francisco Bay..."

Since when did "literally" come to mean its opposite? I know, I know, it's been this way for a while, I'm just out of touch. And tired. And irritable. But come on, people.

3 Comments:

At 9:08 PM, Blogger Zuska said...

I believe it was Slate that recently (as in, during the past 6 months) ran an article/podcast on this very issue. I wish it wasn't 12:06 a.m., and that I wasn't tired just thinking about my 6 a.m. wake up call in order to get my kids off to school - b/c if that wasn't the case, I would look up a link for you. But as things stand, I'm only going ot mention that I heard a fun essay on the meaning of the word "literally." If you email me in the a.m., I'll track down a link for you.

 
At 4:12 AM, Blogger Zuska said...

sorry about the email address mix up. I kind of assumed (silly me) that it was linked with my blogger user name. i'm gonna go put it on my page right now.

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Murky Thoughts said...

I'm literally commenting on the issue right now. Orwell might blame Rave. Anyway, suits his purposes. And not like like some science-fiction writers who literally suit their porpoises.

 

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