The word literally has driven wordies crazy for years. Many people like to use the word to add emphasis to something they feel strongly, as in “You’re literally making my head explode right now.” Which is the opposite of what the word is supposed to mean. Unbelievably, the word has been used incorrectly for so long and by so many people, that many dictionaries have changed the definition of the word. Does that literally make you want to puke? If so, then you’re going to love these 31 memes that explore all of our feelings and evolving understanding of what the word literally actually means.
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May is a stay-at-home mom who writes to keep her kids in shoes and video games. She's a former high school English teacher and an avid follower of pop culture.