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(posted on 2020-10-04)

Word Report #2

(see: Word Report #1)

While I'm at it, I'd like to challenge the notion that the term "literally" has lost its meaning and is now just a generic superlative. As I see it, this is not the case; the use of "literally" in cases where it doesn't mean exactly that is a figurative use of the word "literally", and indeed it has quite a distinctive semantic flavor from just a generic superlative.

(2020-11-18 edit: added the variant -ex to -plex)

(posted on 2020-10-04)


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