No, like seriously, the title of this post literally is Literally The Title!
Dear morons, specifically kids of this world who THINK you are getting an education while in school, including college, STOP wasting your money! It is literally obvious to me that you are literally wasting your money because you literally are not getting a literal edumacation.
Before you utter the word literally, or type it, or text it, or write it, or even think it, ask yourself something. Can this statement be taken figuratively as opposed to literally? Let me give you an example:
I literally ate a cookie.
Now, can you take that figuratively? If someone told me they ate a cookie, I am going to believe that they did not pretend to eat an imaginary cookie, because if they did, they would say, I just ate a pretend cookie.
To make matters worse, people contradict the use of the word by using like before it. As if the overuse of the word like isn’t enough, they put two overused and misused words together! Does this make sense?…
I just like literally ate a cookie.
Okay, so now I’m confused. Did you or didn’t you? You are using literally, so I assume you ate the cookie, but now with the word like in-front of it, I can’t be too sure of myself.
Another, even worse misuse of it is when someone says something such as…
That joke was so funny, I literally died laughing!
You died laughing, did you? Well, how is it that you are telling me all about it? I thought you died from laughing? I’m confused…
A good use of literally is with an exaggeration. If someone said I ate 1000 cookies, most people would take that as an exaggeration and that you ate a lot of cookies, not so much 1000 of them. If you truly did eat 1000 cookies, then use literally so people know you actually did. I literally ate 1000 cookies. Perfect use of the word.
Please, I like literally beg of you to please stop using like AND literally. It like literally bothers the crap out of me and many literally intelligent people. See how dumb I sound? Point made.
(Here’s a link in case I did not help enough. I’m sure it is a shock to most of you what literally really means and the proper use of it, so here is some more help for a better understanding– http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literally)