Zane wrote:Vaeran wrote:
Incorrect use of the word "literally". Ten yard penalty.
Correct use of jackassery - do not collect $200, do not pass Go.
I have to support Vaeran here. Turning "literally" into a generic intensifier like "really" does real damage to the expressivity of the English language --- it's not just a pointless arbitrary rule like "don't end a sentence with a proposition" at stake --- because English already has plenty of generic intensifiers, but doesn't have any other words with the same meaning as "literally". Defending the English language is a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.
Wow, a joke about a joke gets nitpicked and is turned into defending the English language. I would say LMAO, but I'm not actually laughing my ass off, and I'd hate to start another quote-quote-quote derailment.
Oh, and also: Shimomura, Live A Live, Kingdom Hearts, arrange album.