interzone55 21:14 16 Apr 2010

Anyone else agree that literally seems to be massively overused by celebrities, and usually incorrectly at that.

I've just heard an advert for Jamie Callum's Radio 2 program and he claimed his house is "literally made of records"

Does anyone actually know what literally means?

  natdoor 22:19 16 Apr 2010

Its basic meaning is accurately or precisely. However, in modern parlance it is often used to make a point by exaggeration. This, to me, is far more acceptable than most current spoken or written english, which lacks correctness and grammatical accuracy.

  BRYNIT 22:33 16 Apr 2010

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