Why Do They Say 'Literally' When They Mean 'Figuratively'?
“It literally drives me insane”

This seems to be a disease endemic amongst the journalistic classes, but seems particularly prevalent amongst sports commentators.

and so on and so forth. Such sloppy grammar. And coming from people who are presumably hired for some supposed ability to string two words together in a semi-coherent fashion, it has me quite figuratively tearing my hair out every time I hear it.

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