This is going to give grammarians a headache, literalists a migraine and language nerds a nervous breakdown.
The definition of literally is no longer the literal definition of literally.
Gizmodo has discovered Google's definition for literally includes this: "Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling."FULL STORY
American English now displays its users' growing contempt for obtaining education white attending colleges and universities to get degrees.
It is not PC to use these words correctly:
Two more politically offensive usages to avoid:
"Speak to," when the object is a person: one speaks only to issues.
"Disrespect," as a noun. Disrespect is a verb. "Dis" is a preferable verb, as one avoids arrogance and overly big words.
I do not agree with Google's definition.
Rather a literal deviation from a literal connotation of a word literally speaking. Now am i going or coming?
Speaking and writing American is convenient as it liberates one from the age old English shackles of grammar , phonetics and such impediments.
And it facilitates some very ignorant-looking written communications. For instance, text speak; not all progress is actually progress.
And once again: definitions are expanded all the time: see the word "marriage".