Literally now can mean figuratively…really


I heard on the radio yesterday, that the second definition of Literally is now figuratively. It is the first time I can remember that the misuse of a word – “It was literally raining cats and dogs.” – has become acceptable usage. I know it has happened innumerable times in the past, silly used to mean very  religious,  somehow flammable and inflammable came to mean the same thing, everybody knows what you mean when you say The fireworks were cool. but….this is the first time I have seen it happen, literally in front of my eyes.

Oh, the house above, we saw it while puttering about in Michele’s cousin’s boat, looking at tornado damage, around Greers Ferry Reservoir. The house was literally totaled.  Take that anyway you want.

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