The misuse of "literally" by sports announcers...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by 2Parties, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. 2Parties
    Offline

    2Parties Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,048
    Thanks Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Tennis Sea
    Ratings:
    +123
    It drives me insane.

    No actually she didn't. She did not pull out a tee of any sorts and put her on it.

    Literally is misused by sports broadcasters way too often...
     
  2. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,203
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,308
    As is english generally.
     
  3. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,940
    Thanks Received:
    4,789
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Sports announcers are literally misusses of human beings.
     
  4. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,706
    [​IMG]



    XKCD

     
  5. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,426
    Thanks Received:
    5,595
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,630
    "Literally" was used ironically to enhance a statement's hyberbolic impact on the listener.

    This word or phrase became so commonly over-used for hyperbolic purposes that some people forget (or never knew) what the word "literal" literally means.

    "Literally" was used ironically to enhance a statements hyberbolic power.

    This word/phrase became so commonly over used for hybolic purposes that some people forget (or never knew) what the word "literal" literally means.
     
  6. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    141,747
    Thanks Received:
    22,551
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +60,604
    I literally don't care
     
  7. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    32,182
    Thanks Received:
    5,356
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    Yuurmaam
    Ratings:
    +7,351
    I literally just crapped my pants.

    I have to go change.
     
  8. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,203
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,308
    the most enjoyable TV sporting event for me was when the announcers went on strike during the football season, and the network carrying the game had to do without them. They just showed us the football game, the crowd without one word from an announcer the whole time.


    I wish their would be a perpetual announcers strike. They should demand a billion dollars an hour plus 54 weeks of vacation.

    Seriously.

    Then I could watch professional sports again.
     
  9. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,415
    It's used by people in general --and a certain radio host who will remain nameless-- way too often.
     

Share This Page