Loc: Portland, OR
As much as I can sympathize with anyone's aversion to ugly or illogical neologisms, the now-conventional and well-accepted misuse of "literally" has nothing to do with bad grammar, but rather is a sematic error.
The problem with language purist is that language evolves. The pure form of the language they are trying to hold on to is but a brief slice in time. For English... particularly American English... their is no governing agency to decide what is right and wrong to determine what is the new "correct" and what is heretical inarticulates.
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX, USA
Generally, BZH, I agree with you, but the changing of the word "literally" is an especially frustrating case. It makes what was once an elegant, succint, and clear way to say something completely useless.
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