MADtv on the lexicography of slang

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 29 15:14:07 UTC 2009

At 10:17 AM -0400 4/29/09, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>Language Log post on a recent MADtv sketch:
>--Ben Zimmer
Nice.  "Webster's" marches on (as does "the dictionary").  I also
notice the orthographic distinction between _literally_ ('literally')
and _litterally_ ('figuratively, metaphorically').  So apparently
just a case of homophones rather than sense extension.


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