Grammarians literally in an uproar over loose definition of “literally”
Bill Walsh REPORTS that the Grammar Police are in a state of disputation these days:
“We did it guys, we finally killed English.”
With that subject line and a screen shot of Google’s definition of “literally,” a Reddit user concerned about the language (if not about the correct use of commas) sparked a figurative firestorm this month.
The definition in question:
1. In a literal manner or sense; exactly.
2. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.
To read some of the reaction to ...