“He literally glowed”

No, it’s not a post about Moses, nor have I transgressed into the smaller Testament. Rather it’s a post pointing to a post. One that is well worth reading. I have for a long time been upset by the patently untrue claim that “people today” are using “literally” to mean its own antonym. It just did not ring true, nor did it really seem to describe what I hear happening.

Jeremy at Parableman has a fine clear and well-documented (except without proper academic references :( post explaining what’s wrong with the claim, and giving a better explanation for the usage people complain about. Including several fine quotes some from well respected writers of times past, like the one from F. Scott Fitzgerald which I used as a title. Go! Read!