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Opening Arguments

Practically speaking

OK, this is a pet peeve. I've been seeing vehix.com commercials all over TV the past few days, and they brag that you can "literally test drive" a car at that Web site. No, no, no. As the ad admits, the site puts you "practically in the driver's seat." Well, if you are practically in the driver's seat, you are not actually in the driver's seat, are you? So you are figuratively, not literally, test-driving the car.

Posted in: All about me


Mon, 03/17/2008 - 8:59am

Comedian David Cross has a good bit on misuse of the word "literally."

"Dude, I literally crapped my pants."

"Uh, don't you think that's something you ought to take care of."

Bob G.
Mon, 03/17/2008 - 9:00am

Leo,it's another one of those quasi-ZEN things, like jogging on a treadmill...
(pretending you're going somewhere, but really not)

Hmm...sounds like our ECONOMY, come to think of it.

Politics...AND Zen!
Who'da thought?


Sat, 05/10/2008 - 12:57am

This commercial makes me want to gouge my eardrums out (for the above mentioned reason). Literally. It doesn't help that it plays what seems like once every 2 seconds.

The other part of this commercial that bothers me to no end (beside, of course, the annoying-hat "literally/practically" woman) is the woman on the blue couch that says "this is how I'm going to do ALL me car shopping from now on".

I'm sorry, but how often do YOU car shop?