We literarily have to do this
People say words wrong all the time but mispronouncing the odd word or two isn’t what we’re talking about here. What we’re going to highlight are the words people misunderstand the meaning of so misuse all the time. Let’s be fair on the English speaking world and admit that the meaning of words change with time so there is an excuse for making this sort of mistake. Think about the word “awful” for example. When people first used that word they understood it to be a contraction of “awe” meaning to be in wonder of something, and “full” meaning the opposite of empty so they were saying that they were now “full of awe” for whatever they were seeing or experiencing. Now it means the opposite.
Literally is a word people misuse all the time. The word is similar to “actually” but that’s not how people use it. When you say “I’m literarily dying of laughter,” you are not actually dying of laughter, are you?
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