Literally and Figuratively

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 15 19:53:26 UTC 2005

>Here is what I thought to be a nice citation demonstrating how clearly the
>meaning of "literally" has changed.
>Benjamin Barrett
>Baking the World a Better Place
>-----Original Message-----
>DTL [...]
>--> "She really had been, literally and figuratively, married to San
>Francisco for the last 15 years," Singer said.

So while she'll be leaving office, she literally and figuratively
left her heart in San Francisco.  Ouch.


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