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Happy New Year, word fans! As 2017 dawns bright and clear (or grimy and daunting, depending on your location along the optimism/pessimism spectrum), you are probably signing up for gym memberships or vowing to be better about paying visits to your hoarder uncle. Permit me, though, to suggest a few word-related alternatives to the same […]more
Arguing about language is a passion for some people. However, Oxford Dictionaries is here to intervene and offer some insight into which arguments you don’t need to have anymore! 1. Literally Argument: Isn’t the use of literally when something isn’t actually real or happening incorrect? For some people, there is nothing worse than the figurative literally. […]more
Hold the front pages, literally. Or not. There has been much excitement this week over the discovery that the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has recorded a sense of the word literally that seems to cause particular irritation. I am speaking of its use in a sentence like “I literally died laughing and had to run […]more