For a buck, you can literally have my ear

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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Your next target should be "No problem" when it is used in place of You're welcome. I recently thanked someone for a good deed and they replied, No Problem. I didn't care if it was a problem or not. Does it imply that if your kindness was a problem you wouldn't have done it? No problem has its place, but not as a substitute for You're welcome, literally.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    I can't remember who said something about, there is more than one way to spell a word. My be because a word can have a lot of different things it means.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 6:57 a.m.

    At first, I thought this article was going to be about the commercial where the zombie's ear falls off.

  • Daniel Leifker San Francisco, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 12:02 a.m.

    Many words are abused like this. Literally, actually, essentially, basically, and so forth. I read John Boehner's comments today and noticed that he really like "in fact" and liberally (not literally) peppers this phrase into his speaking. I remember Michael Dukakis and how he kneaded the word "fundamentally" into many, many speeches.

  • JBT Provo, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    I thought read the whole article...? Now I cant remember what it was about.

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    I'm literally using this for my college composition students tomorrow.