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I think this deserves its very own thread, since it's more than just a Surreal Annoyance. And some of its abuses are so egregious. Or just hilarious. Like this one:   The wife of one of my business

Among those who use the term, "aks" for "ask" is communicatively effective. If you and I decide to use "hello" to mean "goodbye", it will be communicatively effective between us, but I'm not sure that

You don't know that, do you?

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We all know that the word “literally,” with it’s quite specific and very useful meaning, was executed by hoi polloi years ago, but now people crow over its demise, here at least, by pronouncing it —while misusing it — without the “r”.

 

“Litally.”

 

I am sad.

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We all know that the word “literally,” with it’s quite specific and very useful meaning, was executed by hoi polloi years ago, but now people crow over its demise, here at least, by pronouncing it —while misusing it — without the “r”.

 

“Litally.”

 

I am sad.

 

The t has drifted so far towards d that it obfuscates the r. 

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We all know that the word “literally,” with it’s quite specific and very useful meaning, was executed by hoi polloi years ago, but now people crow over its demise, here at least, by pronouncing it —while misusing it — without the “r”.

 

“Litally.”

 

I am sad.

 

The t has drifted so far towards d that it obfuscates the r. 

 

I've never heard this.   Is it regional?

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Although realistically you don't hear many references to anything smaller than a quarter (even that not so much in nyc)

True, you are likely to hear “nickel” and “dime” in expressions, like “don’t nickel and dime her,” “turn on a dime,” etc, but not much used for the coins. Trying to think of when you’d use them.

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