By Anonymous - 17/05/2014 16:02 - United States - Elko
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I read somewhere that the word 'literally' is *literally* the most misused word in the English language. Even newspaper headlines and articles misuse the word, which is pretty shocking in my opinion. The word that 99.9% of the time people mean to use, is actually 'figuratively'. Random and off topic I know, but just thought it was an interesting fact :)
Stop being sucha brat people say things like this when they are excited etc. It really is not the end of the world!
I kinda agree? I had to make a conscious effort to stop saying the word "literally". I knew I wasn't "literally starving to death" but people get into bad habits with trend words like that. I'm willing to bet her boss knows the definition of a literal situation. Basically OP, you deserve it. It's just a word.
How is it hard to keep your mouth shut and not be a pretentious douchebag? It's not hard at all considering the fact that people uses 'literally' wrong all the time, especially if that person is your boss. There's never a real time to be pretentious, but there are preferred situations. It literally wasn't this one.
You could've helped it, but didn't. Now you know better than to correct the boss on non-essential matters. Use this knowledge at your next job.
Oh language, if only people knew how beautiful you are. When used correctly that is.