Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time
Hey, y’all. Today I’m going to tackle one of those topics that very many of you have asked me to cover. I know lots of y’all will want to—anonymously, perhaps—share this post with co-workers, friends, family members, and your favorite pre-teens.
My 12-year-old daughter LITERALLY used to use the word “literally” about 35 times each day (until I gently retrained her). She was FIGURATIVELY driving me crazy!
Sounds funny, huh? THAT’S BECAUSE NO ONE USES THE WORD “FIGURATIVELY” EVEN THOUGH THAT’S PRECISELY WHAT THEY’RE MEANING TO SAY.
Whew. Sorry about yelling there. When people use “literally” in the places they should be using “figuratively,” it does not LITERALLY drive me crazy. (Although some of my nearest and dearest might disagree.) I do not have a one-way admission ticket into Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital. When y’all overuse “literally,” I am LITERALLY:
I am also FIGURATIVELY:
Get it? “Literally” really (REALLY) happens; “figuratively” is an imaginative, illustrative expression.
Has your day LITERALLY been a roller coaster ride?
Or has it FIGURATIVELY been a roller coaster ride?
This guy LITERALLY died of laughter:
While she is FIGURATIVELY dying of laughter:
I think you literally get the idea, right?
When typing in all caps, does that mean I’m figuratively yelling? It’s something to ponder for the digital age.
If you’d like to send this post anonymously to someone you love, just send me a private message on Facebook and I’ll do your dirty work. It’s important for our future, y’all.