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comment How common is the misuse of “literally” to mean “figuratively”?
I wonder if FumbleFingers' (wrong) guess at my motives informed his decision to vote to close this question. I interpret the vote to close as a suggestion that EL&U is not interested in difficult questions. Am I right?
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comment How common is the misuse of “literally” to mean “figuratively”?
Does Randall frequent EL&U xkcd.com/1108 ? The timing is interesting.
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comment How common is the misuse of “literally” to mean “figuratively”?
I don't quite get why the question is not constructive. I understand that it's a difficult question and that finding the answer might be challenging but it's an empirical question and I am not looking for a debate. I am looking for facts, references and specific expertise.
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comment How common is the misuse of “literally” to mean “figuratively”?
I'm provisionally accepting this answer but it has given me some ideas as to how I might answer the question for myself by sampling. I hope to be back with a better answer.
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accepted How common is the misuse of “literally” to mean “figuratively”?
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asked How common is the misuse of “literally” to mean “figuratively”?
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answered Synonym of “s--t eating grin” suitable for polite company
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comment Is “Compasses” a typo?
Using compass in the singular, unless it refers to a device for navigation, still sounds odd to my British ears after 20 years in America.
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