Nicki Minaj would literally like everyone to literally stop using the word literally in the wrong way. Literally.
In recent times, a lot of people have literally been guilty of literally saying literally when, in reality, there is literally no need for them to be using the word literally.
Traditionally, the word literally was defined as something in the literal or strict sense, as opposed to something like figuratively which refers to something metaphorically speaking.
But, as we all know, English is an ever-evolving language and in more recent times the word literally has been used in a lot of instances where the word figuratively is more appropriate.
It’s not gone unnoticed either, with plenty of folk online voicing their displeasure at this pretty common misuse.
That includes Miss Minaj, who took to Twitter to voice her frustrations at this all-too-regular practice.
“U guys, pls stop saying u were “literally” dying laughing. Btch if u were “literally” dying laughing you’d be dead right now,” the pop siren Tweeted.
U guys, pls stop saying u were "literally" dying laughing. Btch if u were "literally" dying laughing you'd be dead right now. ? pic.twitter.com/0zO65mZRYW
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February 1, 2017
Minaj, naturally, found plenty of like-minded pendants online while it’s interesting to see that the singer is something of a grammar nerd.
Despite her newfound appreciation for the English language though, something tells us she won’t be appearing in Dictionary Corner on Countdown any time soon.
Still, it’s all for a good cause – literally stay in school kids. Well, not literally…
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.