Friday, November 15, 2013

Literally a Metaphor

My boy, Johnson serves up a great column on an oft-misused word.  Since most words are, by their very nature, metaphors (e.g. "clean" as a verb refers to an effort to produce a state of tidiness), they require a leap from reality to comprehension, and "literally" must be taken to mean "not figuratively or allegorically" if it is to be properly understood. The word itself is a metaphor.

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