According to the dictionary, “literally” now also means “figuratively,” thanks in part to the overuse of "literally." Merriam-Webster says the word can now mean its exact opposite. Huh?

According to the dictionary, “literally” now also means “figuratively,” thanks in part to the overuse of "literally." Merriam-Webster says the word can now mean its exact opposite. Huh?

“Pigritude” and Other “Dying” Words Everyone Should Know

“Pigritude” and Other “Dying” Words Everyone Should Know

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sociolect (noun): The dialect of a particular social class. Word of the Day for 17 August 2016. #WOTD #WordoftheDay #sociolect

sociolect (noun): The dialect of a particular social class. Word of the Day for 17 August 2016. #WOTD #WordoftheDay #sociolect

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

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Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally' : NPR

Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally'

Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally' : NPR

'The Boy Who Cried Literally' Is A Much-Needed Fable For Our Time

This Modern-Day Fable Shows Why You Need To Stop Saying 'Literally'

'The Boy Who Cried Literally' Is A Much-Needed Fable For Our Time

The evidence letter that witness Rachel Jeantel wrote to Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother is pictured during a break in the George Zimmerman's murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford

Is Cursive Writing Dead?

The evidence letter that witness Rachel Jeantel wrote to Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother is pictured during a break in the George Zimmerman's murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford

You're about to stumble into the looking-glass world of “contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms.

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

You're about to stumble into the looking-glass world of “contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms.

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