“I literally walked into a firestorm,” said my awesome manager Jen yesterday, regarding the heat she took from the same imbecile from Nintendo that simultaneously told me I was having both too much and not enough fun.
If you literally walked into a firestorm, you would be dead.
We see this more and more. Literally is used as point of over-emphasis, which completely contradicts its purpose. Learn a new word people. Variety is the spice of life. Death to literally.