Literally billions in uproar following erroneous use of the word ‘literally’ in dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has added the erroneous use of the word ‘literally’, to emphasis a point, to the definition of the word.

The dictionary states that the official definition of literally is “in a literal way or sense”.

Fiona McPherson, the senior editor of the dictionary said the new meaning was added in September 2011, but has ‘literally slipped under the radar’.

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