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The OED did what?!

If you hadn’t heard the news, the Oxford English Dictionary has added a new definition for the word literally. My favorite headline to announce this came from The Nottingham Tab, “OED Literally Redefine ‘literally’ to mean ‘literally’ and ‘not literally’ both at the same time.” 

It made me chuckle, and also made me check…yes, indeed, our online OED has the new definition. 

I hope for the pedants amongst us that your heads won’t literally explode. (Sorry…I had to.)

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