Keep the Definition of "Literally" Literal
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Keep the Definition of "Literally" Literal

    1. Tyler Huckabee
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      Tyler Huckabee

      Nashville, NE

One of Google's current definitions of "literally" is "used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling." It's time for us to take the word "literally" back. Sign the petition, and let Google know that we prefer our definition of "literally" to be literal. 

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    • Robert Zak LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      To give the literal (or do I need to say 'actual'?) meaning of the word the same weighting as its informal usage devalues its original meaning.

      Like the Oxford dictionary, Google needs to make a distinction between the proper use of the word, and the informal way the word is used for emphasis!

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    • Scott Siegel SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I believe in language having a consistent logic. We should avoid as much confusion in our language as possible. Plus, people use the word wrong!

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    • sara s PARK CITY, UT
      • 8 months ago

      Why dumb down society more? The definition is the definition and just because people don't know how to use it doesn't mean to go ahead and change the mesning of the word.

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    • Kyle Barrett CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • 8 months ago

      I'm signing this because I don't want to see the decline of the English language.

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    • Jeremiah Martin NORTH EAST, PA
      • 8 months ago

      This word should not be hijacked by popular misuse.

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