Wednesday, April 13, 2005

That MoDo Mojo - Ehh, Whatever

I'm giving Maureen a pass this week; her newest column is apolitical and it didn't really move me one way or another - except for one of my pet peeves, the misuse of 'literal'. Here's MoDo's opening:
Baby boomers' almost comic fear of aging reminds me of that silent movie scene in which Harold Lloyd hangs precariously from the hand of a giant clock, literally pulling time from its moorings.
Alright, I know it's nitpicky, but Harold Lloyd wasn't 'literally' pulling time from its moorings; he was figuratively doing so. You make the big bucks as a columnist, you ought to know that, that's all...

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