Rural

Rurrrerrr. Rerrrrl. Ruruu—rll? Dear the word “rural”, you suck.

Is that word supposed to be society’s twisted way of tagging the inbreds? I live in a rurrrl area. Not near the city, pretty rurrrrer. The word creators were like yeah, they live out in the country, they won’t know the difference between an actual word and incoherent Scooby Doo noises. Asshole word creators. It sounds like midway through your sentence you just decided to start drowning.  Ruueerrl. Even if you say the word super slow and enunciate clearly you still sound like a Siberian Husky in one of those videos of them trying to explain themselves after chewing up a couch. Reeerrrerer.

Aren’t the point of descriptive words to make language more convenient? I’d rather just be like “yeah, the geographical location I reside in is sparsely populated compared to somewhere that’s say, in or near a large city. More of a remote countryside type of area.” That’s easier to say than rerrrrrerl. Reeuurel. Rrrl. At least I won’t give off the impression that I’m picking a chunk of food out of my molars.

What do people think when they’re learning English and they’re like “So how do I describe an area pertaining to the country, you know, not near a big city?” Then the person teaching them English is like “Oh, we just say ruurrr.” How confusing must that be. We have words like “Circumcision” for chopping your cock, but when it comes to describing geographic locations we just say ruuurrrerr. That should actually be flipped now that I think about it.

“Oh, yeah, I live in more of a circumcised area now. I just got tired of how uncircumcised New York was.” See that’s much better.  And that would leave rural’s origin much more logical.

“Doctor? What are you doing?”

“Well. I’m slicing away the skin around his penis for a more sleek appearance.”

“Oh…wow. Okay I see. What is it called?”

*Snip*

Patient: “RUURRRRRERRRRRLLLAALLLRRRRUUURR!”

Literally Literal

Literally: adverb. In a literal manner or sense; exactly. Used to emphasize the truth and accuracy of a statement or description.

 

That is the definition of the word “literally” from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. That is what I’ve been led to believe is the true meaning of the word, and that is how I’ve used the word my entire life. However, there is also another definition now.

 

Literally: adverb. Used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible.

 

Dude, seriously? They use the word correctly in the totally incorrect definition. How confusing is that. So if it’s “not literally true”, does that mean it’s not true, or that it’s actually kind of true? Doesn’t this defeat the whole purpose of the word “literally”? I don’t even know what I’m saying. My head hurts. This is literally like a literal Inception, literally.

 

Why can’t the people who make words just make up another word? It’s as if so many people were using it incorrectly that they just caved like lenient parents. “Ahhh fine, it can mean that too.”

 

Orrrrr, how about everyone just uses it correctly?

 

I can’t stand when people use the word “literally” in a nonliteral sense. It literally annoys me.

 

“Omg, I’m literally dying from that picture.”

 

Oh are you? Is the picture poisonous? Did it pull out a picture gun and shoot you? Is it one of those pesky hitman pictures? Wait, what? Those don’t exist? Hmm, guess that means you aren’t literally dying, are you?

 

“Those wings are spicy, my mouth is literally on fire. ”

 

What? Did the spicy wings pour gasoline into your mouth and then toss a match into it? Are you in the circus? Are you a dragon? Oh man, I better go get the fire extinguisher! Oh, what’s that you say? It isn’t actually on fire? You just said “literally” to add effect? Sounds a lot like being over-dramatic.

 

My personal favorite:

 

“I literally can’t even.”

 

You literally can’t even what? Use the word “literally” correctly? Finish a whole sentence? This “sentence” makes me literally confused.

 

So, in summary, the word “literally” either means the absolute truth, or the complete opposite of the absolute truth. You can literally just choose which definition you want. Maybe I’m the only one, but this just seems crazy to me. When I try to think about it, I literally can’t even.