“From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” Winston Churchill

Who else thinks this is an outrage?  No one?  Just me?  Okay.

Who else thinks this is an outrage? No one? Just me? Okay.

This is relatively old news by now, but I can’t get over it. I literally can’t get over it. The Oxford English Dictionary has just updated the definition of “literally” to include “metaphorically”. I’m not making this up, it is true – in fact it was done over a year ago but no one noticed until now. What is happening to us? Why do we continuously pander to the stupidest among us? I am not the grammar police (oh my god, how great would it be to be the grammar police?), but seriously??? They couldn’t give us this ONE THING? I mean, metaphorically is actually the opposite of literally. It’s an antonym. An ANTONYM!!! Why would the English language standard for grammar do this to me? I feel like it’s a test. How much stupidity can we handle without literally imploding? I mean, I understand that normal people don’t read dictionaries at night while they are watching television, but I do. I love words, I love dictionaries and I feel like we are just giving up now. Let’s all just split our infinitives and use “irregardless” in casual conversation because the world is LITERALLY coming to an end.

Anywho. I just posted the full first chapter of my book and now I wait. I’m terrified. I have re-read it twenty times, and every time I do I hate it more, and just want to give up and start over, but it is two full months of work and I think that I’m just freaking out over nothing. I finally read it one last time for spelling and grammar and threw it up on the board, and I will now spend the next two days obsessively waiting for feedback. Please be kind, classmates.

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