Dina B asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 months ago

What's the most misused word in the English language? "Laid" or "literally"?

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  • Raven
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    "Literally" is VERY, VERY INFREQUENTLY USED INCORRECTLY. People who claim this everywhere, have apparently somehow managed to never beome aware of the existence of SARCASM! ....And no, "everywhere" has not been used incorrectly here, either. But rather, I actually KNOW ENGLISH and I therefore ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF "COLLOQUIAL". And sarcasm.

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  • 4 months ago

    I literally think that literally is literally the most misused English word literally of all time

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  • 4 months ago

    I would say 'literally'

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  • 4 months ago

    Do you know what 'virtually' means, or 'didactic' or 'coined' or 'begs the question'? All these words are misused by 90% of English speakers. Second language English speakers are more likely to be correct.

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  • In
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Figuratively speaking, "literally" is the most misused.

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  • Matt
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    Definitely "Litterally" Its often used inappropriatelyand as a sometimes confusing exageration while "laid "s commonly used to mean ****ed sexually and is accepted as such by many.

    But thats between those 2 you sugfested, im sure the truely most misused word is something else.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    LIKE!!..... I was LIKE walking along when a girl LIKE walked towards me, she was LIKE "hi there handsome' ..and I was LIKE 'what?'

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  • edward
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The word “like” everyone uses it like all the time and it’s not like i’m comparing two things, and like, it doesn’t mean i enjoy something itms just like...yes.

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Exactly......like!

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    "Hopefully" meaning "it is to be hoped," rather than the real meaning, "in a hopeful manner." Also, "begs the question." And "like," not as a filler word but as a conjunction.

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  • 4 months ago

    Literally. This word became exhausting because "LITERALLY" everyone says it out of context. Literally.

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