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The Word Blocking Chrome Extension Keeps Language Pure

 - Apr 23, 2014
References: & refinery29
If Park and Recreation’s Chris Traeger (played by Rob Lowe) is literally your least favorite character in the history of television solely because of his fondness for the word literally, then this word blocking chrome extension is for you.

Mike Walker’s browser extension finds every use of the word "literally" on the Internet (which is unsurprisingly one of the most over-used words on the planet) and replaces it with the less offensive, and usually more accurate, "figuratively."

To recap on our high school level english: the word "literally" should only be used in the case of absolute fact, whereas "figuratively" should be used to describe something in a metaphorical sense. Language fanatics can breathe a sigh of relief; they never have to look at the word being misused on the internet ever again. Oh, Happy day!