Originally Posted by al yunan
Nice try but NO ONE means the word "literally" when they say it anymore. Not even nonliterally. It's just punctuation now. At least in America.
Lately I've been trying to make myself clear on the difference between "converse", "inverse", and "reverse". So far the only reliable guides I've found on the net have been restricted to narrow academic jargon instead of the basic universal differences in the King's English. (In academia and science words always
mean something more specific, and often even different, than what they mean elsewhere.) They're the three different things people can mean by the word "opposite" but beyond that I eternally get them mixed up.