Kory Stamper’s typically excellent article in The Cut is literally the best thing ever.

What did you think of that sentence? Did the figurative/emphatic use of literally bug you?

If so — or even if not — you should read “The 300-Year History of Using ‘Literally’ Figuratively,” in which the redoubtable Kory Stamper tells you the truth about literally. It’s not what you (probably) think.



Categories: Life, Linguistics