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'We did it guys, we finally killed English." With that subject line and a screen shot of Google's definition of "literally," a Reddit user concerned about the language (if not about the correct use of commas) sparked a figurative firestorm this month. The definition in question: Literally, Adverb 1. In a literal manner or sense; exactly. 2. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.
I am one of probably few Americans who have actually been to Syria. When journalists report about gassings and bombings in Damascus' suburbs, they may be places I've visited. It was 2003 during the throes of the second Gulf War. I was visiting Damascus because I had a client in Damascus that my law firm was representing.
What do we want as U.S. citizens and taxpayers: Ever-deepening federal debt? Or truly significant budget cuts?
A nine-mile shoulder and median repair project on state Highway 37 north of Mitchell will begin Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Work to mill and repave both the outside shoulders and the median shoulders from the north end of the Highway 37 bypass to seven miles north of Mitchell will be done in two phases. The first phase starting on Tuesday will take place in two separate areas: • Between the north end of the Highway 37 bypass to one mile north of the airport road;
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard is recruiting new members even as its full-time soldiers are required to take furloughs because of federal budget cuts. Lt...
There are few things worse than someone who simply can't resist using that acidic phrase, "I told you so." (I am tempted to say "There is nothing worse ..." but was inoculated against that particular non-literalism by my son who, upon hearing me say that once, responded with "Really, Dad, nothing worse? The Holocaust? Eternal damnation? The fact that the universe must inevitably end in either a fiery contraction or an endless, frozen expansion?" Since then, I have stood permanently corrected.)
Images from Thursday's opening day of the 2013 South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The fair continues through Monday. (Photos by Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)
Now showing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-in theaters, The Butler, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, White House Down, We're the Millers, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Smurfs 2, Turbo.
Sophistication, flexibility, quality. You might associate those words with high-end home design and furniture, but they also describe what today's parents want for their children's rooms. Plastic furniture in primary colors is no more, as parents shift to an "older clientele," says Brian Green, a partner at Great Beginnings, the largest children's furniture store in the nation. They want "gender-neutral design and furniture that will grow with the child, so they're buying better-quality items to start."