Watching yesterday’s saturation coverage of the Kacey Anthony case, I watched a piece on “the nation’s reaction to the verdict”.
The reporter – NBC’s Jeff Rosson – mentioned that he was in the airport when the verdict was read. And he said “People were literally glued to the TV”.
No. People were figuratively glued to the TV. Nobody was physically adhered to a screen.
It’s time for misuse of “literally” to be, figuratively, killed with fire.
Or maybe literally.