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They Didn’t ‘Literally’ Go Through Hell

My Twitter friends are having fun with a quote from state Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, during the education "reform" debate this morning that "They have gone through literal hell to get to this point." One Twitter buddy observes: "I get a kick out of the use of 'literal' when they actually mean 'figurative.' They didn't literally go through hell. Figuratively."

Question: Which misuse of a word amuses you most?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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