A grammatical crisis of epic proportion is literally sweeping the nation ? only not with a big broom.

This emergency involves the rampant, and woefully incorrect, usage of the word ?literally.?

As with most things problematic, it all started with the Kardashians. On their reality show, the alliterative sisters (Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and a few others that also start with K) are fond of inserting the term into almost every other sentence, for unnecessary emphasis ? ?I am literally crying,? or ?It is so hot I am literally sweating? ? thinking it makes them seem smarter.

Which is funny.

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© Francisco Velásquez

Tags: Kardashian

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