I overheard this conversation at the shopping mall just now. A girl was telling her friend this, “My boyfriend is always borrowing money from me. I will literally explode the next time he does that!”

Oh my.

I wanted to go over to the girl and tell her this:

1. If the boyfriend is a bum and just wants to live off you, you should just dump him.

2. When you say you “literally” explode, it means you are describing exactly what is happening with no exaggeration. In this case, it would mean she would really explode. So the word “literally” shouldn’t be used here.

Of course I was a coward and didn’t tell her these.

Just in case she accused me of being a language nazi and a nosy parker among other things. Moreover, she looked so fiery, she LITERALLY would have hit the next person who annoys her.