This month’s “Best Misuse of ‘Literally’ Award” goes to …

I heard this on NPR yesterday morning. The mayor of New York City was talking about making certain elite high schools more inclusive. And then, explaining just how elite the schools are, he dropped the following:

They literally are the breeding ground for the future leaders of this city.

I mean, I’m not saying they aren’t. But it’s a bit of a shift in topic, no?

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2 responses to “This month’s “Best Misuse of ‘Literally’ Award” goes to …

  1. How times have changed. I went to an elite NYC high school, a very long time ago, and I remember practically no breeding going on at all.

    Of course, the student body was almost entirely male in those days…

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