Well, I’m going to throw in the towel now. Guess what? The meaning of literal has literally changed. Dan was a little too gleeful to share this with me soon after I posted my last entry.
This is an abomination. First, the powers that be (and who are they exactly?) decide it’s just A-OK to end a sentence in a preposition. Now, simply because people either don’t know the correct meaning of a word, or refuse to use it correctly, we’re going to just say that what’s wrong is right. Dan says language is a living thing, constantly subject to change. I say there are rules, and regulations, and Oxford commas, and that’s the right way to do things. I learned all the rules a long, long time ago, and I have no plans to start all over again. Literally.