I have spent a lot of time in the last year with a young twenty-something who says "literally" frequently.I have found myself slipping into the habit of saying it more than a few times a day as now. I'm wondering if there is some sort of twitter thing where this is now #literally somewhere. No, I don't twitter. Or is that tweet?Any ideas of how to stop?- STusageThe use of literally as an intensifier is common, esp in informal contexts. In some cases, it provides emphasis without adding to the meaning: the house was literally only five minutes walk away. Often, however, its use results in absurdity: the news was literally an eye-opener to me. It is therefore best avoided in formal contexts "literally." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 15 Nov. 2012. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/literally>.
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