Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Literary Superposition

I karate chopped the English language and literally broke one of its words:

  1. lit·er·al·ly  

    1. In a literal manner or sense; exactly: "the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle".
    2. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.
    literatim - word for word - verbatim - to the letter

Search for "literally" on Google and this is what you get. This word now means both its original definition and the opposite of that definition. It is what Kerbel Space Program Rocket Scientist Kevin King termed "a literary superposition."

I couldn't agree more.

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