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April 9th, 2010

01:43 am: I am literally irritated.
Ok, I try to use LJ as a an actual journal and not a shout out board or something (not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with that, that's just not what I intended to use it for) but I have to vent this somewhere.

You can blame the latest XKCD, which kind of mocks people for saying something about a particular use of the word "literally", but still implies it's wrong.

Saying "I was literally glued to my chair" or the like is not an error.

There is no rule that says one must use the word "literally" literally.

You can use it in a euphemistic manner and that is FINE. And anyone reasonably familiar with most English speaking cultures should be able to understand that when someone uses the word "literally" like that, they are simply using it for emphasis. We have lots of ways to create emphasis in English. Some are strange. This one might be a little ironic to some people, but that doesn't make it wrong. Saying, "my jaw was literally on the floor" is no worse than saying "my jaw was on the floor."

...At least, that's how it seems to me.

May 8th, 2007

01:21 pm: All Glory to the Hypno Kitten.
Clap. Clap. Clap.


February 8th, 2007

04:57 pm: Pichu, pichu!
Lately, I can't seem to touch anything without a static shock. Light switches, car doors, people, I keep getting zapped. And not just little tingles. More like loud popping zaps reminiscent of the shocks I used to get when we'd scuff our socked feet on the trampoline and then touch the springs just for the thrill.

I think it might be my winter coat, and the way the fur rubs my sweatshirts and sweaters.

It's not much of a superpower if I get zapped myself every time I zap someone else.

I'm a Pichu!

Current Location: living room floor
Current Mood: artisticartistic
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March 22nd, 2006

11:11 pm: Quote from Prof. Abramovitch
From my Intro. to Modern Judaism class.

"In 1904, Herzl died. He was tired of the arguments. Also, he had tuberculosis."

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: More Aerosmith.

January 18th, 2006

07:42 pm: De ja vu
Wildthinga: Ah yes, did you hear about the lockdown? I miss all the fun
Wildthinga: *sniff
Wildthinga: reminds me of Israel...
NeuromancerZSS: yeah, bomb threat
NeuromancerZSS: heh, what a thing to get nostalgic about

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Simpsons frolick music

January 24th, 2005

03:54 am: I gave in and did a thingy.

Describe yourself using one band and song titles from that band

Created by naw5689 and taken 10677 times on bzoink!

Choose a band/artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band:Aerosmith
Are you male or female:Girls of Summer
Describe yourself:Last Child
How do some people feel about you:Ain't that a Bitch
How do you feel about yourself:Gotta Love It
Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend:I'm Not Talking
Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend:Once is Enough
Describe where you want to be:Permanent Vacation
Describe what you want to be:Livin' on the Edge
Describe how you live:Shut Up and Dance
Describe how you love:One Way Street
Share a few words of wisdomGet a Grip

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Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Aerosmith, of course!
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