Thursday, June 30, 2005

Literally The Bee's Knees

Martin sent me a link to a site which literally lists millios of misuses for the word 'literally'. This afternoon I literally spent ages picking out the best but theres literally bucket loads of funny quotes I haven't included which will literally blow your mind, so check it out your self - www.bubo.org/misc/literally.htm.

"Liverpool have literally come back from the grave." - BBC Sports News, reporting on Liverpool's comeback in the UEFA Champions League Final

"Billions of pounds are literally being flushed down the toilet." - Breakfast TV

"The government has literally ploughed millions of pounds into the soil in this area." - Michaela Strachan, BBC Countryfile

"James Milner is literally hugging the touchline." - Football correspondent, BBC Radio 5 Live

"India will quite literally be your oyster." - Lastminute.com Indian cooking holiday

"Roy Keane has got too big for his boots, literally." - Mike Ingham, BBC Radio Five Live

"The village has literally been through a mangle." - Bob Sinkinson, BBC Radio Five Live

"We've literally been to the ends of the Earth to find the best clip art." - Clip art website

"How to make your website literally worldwide." - Internet article, Austin Business Journal

"As athletes these triple jumpers are literally human kangaroos." - Stuart Storey, European Championships, BBC

"When Andre Agassi meets a qualifier, he tends to literally steamroller them." - Ian Carter, BBC Tennis Correspondent, Radio 5 Live,

"All hell broke loose - literally." - Report on the rowdy Lewis - Tyson press conference, Radio 5.

"This chilli will literally blow your head off!" - UK Food Channel

"The ground is so dry around Sydney that fires can flare up literally at the drop of a hat." - TV Commentator

"Either side and he'd have scored, but it was straight, literally, down the keeper's throat." - Commentator, Radio 5 Live

"It could have gone either way, but we literally ran out of legs." - Keith Allan, President, England Roller Hockey Association, Radio 5 Live

"The police were literally swimming in a sea of red herrings." - Sun Reporter regarding the Jill Dando murder trial.

"Schumacher literally blew the socks off the opposition in Malaysia." - Grand Prix Legends Newletter

"That was literally a tune and a half." - Sara Cox, BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show

"I fell off the plank because, literally, my legs went to jelly." - Davina McCall, Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 1

"Toadfish is eating out of Lou's hand - literally!" - Neighbours

"Denise Lewis literally bounced back in the High Jump." - David Coleman

"There has been a literally seismic shift in Sinn Fein's position." - Tony Blair, BBC Radio 5

"Space-station Mir is literally a few tin cans joined together." - Space correspondent, BBC Radio 5

5 Comments:

At 2:48 pm, Blogger Martin said...

In addition to this literally earth-shattering document, I meant to send you this article, which includes a fabulous opening paragraph:

Being a librarian doesn't mean that you have a work in a library. I wanted to be a librarian since I was about thirteen years old, and I've still not managed to work in a library at all. I hope this article will give you some ideas about where a library degree can take you. In my case it's taken me around the world a couple of times, so I suppose that the first thing I would say to any budding librarian out there that the world can quite literally become your oyster.

 
At 10:11 pm, Blogger Tim said...

I think BBC Radio 5 need to look up the word, and actually find the meaning of the word.
Do you think any of them passed English?

 
At 11:03 pm, Blogger big dave said...

I think the guy who compiled them was an avid 5live listener (saddo - but so am I so I can't really talk) rather than specificly 5live being not very good at grammer.

 
At 7:33 pm, Blogger The Guru said...

I miss you already Dave.

 
At 9:46 am, Blogger Philip said...

Don't forget the F1 commentary on (can't remember which driver): "He's having a baptism of fire: literally!"

 

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