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Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Literally the wizard of Oz

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This is a year old now but Jonathan Ross makes a great point about the use of the word literally. Skip to the 2.30 point.

If it was literally “The Wizard of Oz” then there would be a fucking yellow brick road and munchkins everywhere.
I also love the imagery Ross uses when describing people "literally" going mental. Any explanation of a grammatical point that involves shit-daubing is OK by me.


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3 Comments:
Blogger Danny said...

This is a Frasier reference http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Derby/3267/15.html

1 January 2008 at 22:42  
Blogger Mighty Red Pen said...

Do you know about Literally, A Web Log? It's literally a whole blog about the word literally.

2 January 2008 at 01:02  
Anonymous Elisabeth said...

I'm distracted by Russell Brand. I wish we had your celebrities.

3 January 2008 at 04:10  

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