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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"She Turned Me Into a Newt!"

 No, literally!

“The voters want someone that’s gonna fight back because they are tired of seeing left-wing reporters literally beat Trump supporters into submission into supporting policies they don’t agree with,” [Trump spokeswoman Katrina] Pierson told Fox Business Network. “It just shuts them down and that’s not what they’re seeing in this campaign.”
And "literally" is literally becoming a meme!  No, literally!

“That is the kind of coverage that CNN offers in this presidential race as they literally kiss Hillary Clinton’s ass and Obama’s ass every day,” [Sean Hannity] said.

As they say on the intertoobs:  "Pics or it didn't happen!"

The funny thing is, what's literally going on is that voters are being treated as sheeple.  Voters are routinely portrayed, not as citizens with a responsibility, but as sheeple pushed to and fro by the winds of vagary.

Both sides do it, but it's really kind of insulting.  Of course, everybody's a mindless drone except me and thee; although there are times I'm not so sure about thee.

(And yes, "literally" now means the exact opposite of what we all grew up thinking it means.  There is precedent for this.  "Awful" used to mean "filled with awe."  Now it means anything but that.  Although the better example is the rising use of intensifiers, of which this is another example.  "Really" used to mean "truly,"; something real was something true.  Now it is an intensifier, so something is really true, not just true.  Because apparently there are levels of truth, with some truth more true than other truth.  So it goes.)

1 Comments:

Blogger ntodd said...

She has got a wart...

7:34 PM  

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