Literally, or without exaggeration

There are some words you simply don’t want to use incorrectly, even if others are.

 

Literally is one of those words.

 

 

Literally literally means actually or without exaggeration..

So… you are not literally going to die if you don’t win the raffle you just entered. Nor are you going to literally lose your cool (whatever that means) if your coworker chews with their mouth open one more time. What you probably mean to say was ‘figuratively’. Which is literally quite different from literally.

Like/ share if you know someone who uses this incorrectly to help them remember! Also, enjoy more cartoons from Cyanide and happiness here:

http://www.explosm.net/comics/3272/

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