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Old 05-23-2005, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Dear Laura Bush, learn how to use the word "literally"

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GIZA, Egypt (CNN) -- First lady Laura Bush downplayed the hostile demonstrations she encountered Sunday while visiting some of Jerusalem's most holy sites, saying Monday she was not afraid and did not feel she was at risk.

"There were literally a handful of protesters," Bush said.
Literally a handful, huh? Man, those must have been some tiny people! No wonder she didn't feel at risk!
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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Dear perret318,

Don't be so literal.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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I guess you haven't heard her husband try speak, then?
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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Wow, must not be a lot to pick at these days, huh?

There is nothing wrong with her useage of "literally" in that context.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:54 AM   #5
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You are literally a nitpicker.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:55 AM   #6
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2 entries found for literally.
lit·er·al·ly Audio pronunciation of "literally" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ltr--l)
adv.

1. In a literal manner; word for word: translated the Greek passage literally.
2. In a literal or strict sense: Don't take my remarks literally.
3. Usage Problem.
1. Really; actually: “There are people in the world who literally do not know how to boil water” (Craig Claiborne).
2. Used as an intensive before a figurative expression.

yup usage looks ok...

there were literally a handfull of people - as in I was able to count the number on one hand
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:55 AM   #7
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I can only imagine what the Bush's first date was like.

Laura: "I like grilled cheese."
George: . o O (Wow. She talks so good with the verbs and nouns in the right place.)
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:05 AM   #8
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You are literally a nitpicker.
I thought they outlawed picking nits
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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I saw this post title and remebered the time my brother told me the preist that was saying mass had used the word literally wrong... he's been stuck on this for about 11 years now. Let it go man.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:22 AM   #10
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Whenever I think of Laura Bush, I think of the Daily Show and where she was talking about W and the two horses. Thank you Daily Show!
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:31 AM   #11
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2 entries found for literally.
lit·er·al·ly Audio pronunciation of "literally" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ltr--l)
adv.

1. In a literal manner; word for word: translated the Greek passage literally.
2. In a literal or strict sense: Don't take my remarks literally.
3. Usage Problem.
1. Really; actually: “There are people in the world who literally do not know how to boil water” (Craig Claiborne).
2. Used as an intensive before a figurative expression.

yup usage looks ok...

there were literally a handfull of people - as in I was able to count the number on one hand
ditto.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:32 AM   #12
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Whenever I think of Laura Bush, I think of the Daily Show and where she was talking about W and the two horses. Thank you Daily Show!
Threesome?
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:37 AM   #13
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Phrasing like that won't win you first prize at the National Grammar Rodeo (in Canada)... but it's hardly incorrect.

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:41 AM   #14
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I'm a bit of a grammar nazi and i have to agree with perret on this one. Literally a handful would mean she could fit them in her hand. I see the word used incorrectly all the time and it usually makes people look kinda stupid. It's bad because they say literally but they actually mean the very opposite, which is figuratively.

People will say something stupid like, "he literally scared me to death!" I just wanna yell out, "gee that's funny 'cause you're still here!"

The other one i've noticed being screwed up more often than not lately is then/than. It seems that people forget about the word 'than' and just use 'then' for everything. There IS a difference folks.

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:46 AM   #15
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I'm a bit of a grammar nazi and i have to agree with perret on this one. Literally a handful would mean she could fit them in her hand. I see the word used incorrectly all the time and it usually makes people look kinda stupid. It's bad because they say literally but they actually mean the very opposite, which is figuratively.

People will say something stupid like, "he literally scared me to death!" I just wanna yell out, "gee that's funny 'cause you're still here!"

The other one i've noticed being screwed up more often than not lately is then/than. It seems that people forget about the word 'than' and just use 'then' for everything. There IS a difference folks.

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #16
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I'm a bit of a grammar nazi and i have to agree with perret on this one. Literally a handful would mean she could fit them in her hand. I see the word used incorrectly all the time and it usually makes people look kinda stupid. It's bad because they say literally but they actually mean the very opposite, which is figuratively.

People will say something stupid like, "he literally scared me to death!" I just wanna yell out, "gee that's funny 'cause you're still here!"

The other one i've noticed being screwed up more often than not lately is then/than. It seems that people forget about the word 'than' and just use 'then' for everything. There IS a difference folks.

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What's funny is that I noticed this exact same thing last night and how much it bugged me watching this HBO special on the Yankees and 9/11. Some lady said, "...and then Jeter literally came out of nowhere." I was like uhhhh...no, he literally came from short stop.

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #17
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I'm a bit of a grammar nazi and i have to agree with perret on this one. Literally a handful would mean she could fit them in her hand. I see the word used incorrectly all the time and it usually makes people look kinda stupid. It's bad because they say literally but they actually mean the very opposite, which is figuratively.

People will say something stupid like, "he literally scared me to death!" I just wanna yell out, "gee that's funny 'cause you're still here!"

The other one i've noticed being screwed up more often than not lately is then/than. It seems that people forget about the word 'than' and just use 'then' for everything. There IS a difference folks.

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I hate it when people say "I could care less." If you could care less, than you must care now. What you meant was "I couldn't care less."

ok i'm done now.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #18
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After further investigation.

From "The Heath Handbook" (13th edition, p US:G15)

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literally Means "precisely," "without any figurative sense," "strictly." It is often inaccurately used as an intensive, to emphasize a figure of speech: "I was literally floating on air." (this constructions makes sense only if one is capable of levitation.) Use the word literally with caution in writing.
There you go.
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I hate it when people say "I could care less." If you could care less, than you must care now. What you meant was "I couldn't care less."

ok i'm done now.
There's a whole thread on that somewhere.
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I could care less if someone figuratively uses the word literally incorrectly.
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After further investigation.

From "The Heath Handbook" (13th edition, p US:G15)



There you go.

but she was actually able to count the number or protestors on one hand

hence, "literally a handful"

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but she was actually able to count the number or protestors on one hand

hence, "literally a handful"

Then she should have said "I could literally count the number of protestors on one hand." Which would mean there were no more than 5 protestors.

"Handful" implies an unquantified value. It is an imaginary figure and should not be used with the term "literally" unless they "literally" could fit in her hand (eg - Lego people).
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:07 PM   #23
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For all intensive purposes TTIW.
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I think that non-word should be declared an obscenity:

That way, every time Dubya uttered it on TV or radio he would get his azz fined by the FCC decency dorks.
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For all intensive purposes TTIW.
Agreed. But I think you meant "for all intents and purposes.."
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