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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:37 PM

Note the proper use of "literally."

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Reply Note the proper use of "literally." (Original post)
MrScorpio Aug 13 OP
unblock Aug 13 #1
grantcart Aug 13 #3
rock Aug 13 #2
central scrutinizer Aug 13 #4

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

1. This is literally a great example of incorrect usage of "literally"

hundreds of nazis taking to the streets with flaming torches with no consequences would constitute a very narrow definition of white privilege.

It's certainly a compelling *example* of white privilege, but as a definition, it would preclude individuals, non-nazis, or people without lit torches from having or exhibiting white privilege.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:25 PM

3. replace the final "the" with "a" and it works

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:17 PM

2. What?

I can't use 'literally' with a metaphoric meaning!? Sure I can! Many people do, every day.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:41 PM

4. Literally has literally lost its meaning

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