Literally “Literally”: On Punching Grammar Nazis

Themes:
AcademiaCreative Writing
What:
Talk
When:
Friday Aug 04   05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Epernay
Tags:
BooksAcademicLiterature
Discussion:
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When the Oxford English Dictionary’s entry on “literally” was revised in 2013 to include the popular ‘figurative’ sense, a large part of the internet lost its grip. But what’s the big deal, really? David Thomas Moore discusses the history of grammatical pedantry, culminating by exposing this, literally the biggest – and dumbest – hill of all to die on.
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Rebellion Publishing Ltd (Abaddon Books and Solaris)
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