I know that this has been annoying people for quite a while (anyone remember the SNL skit?), but it seems that recently there has been a rash of incorrect use of the word 'literally'. I just heard a local weatherman refer to the temperature change in the coming week by saying: "The bottom will literally drop out."
I don't claim to always employ perfect grammar, but flagrant misuse of the language easily annoys me. When using a figurative metaphor (the antithesis of 'literal') one ought not refer to it as literal; especially when one's profession is to communicate.
I just noticed that I've tried really hard to write this post using correct grammar and syntax - isn't that ironic?*
*I'm laughing to myself thinking about the fact that 'ironic' is another word this is often misused (as I just did, thereby making the entire post somewhat ironic). Oh, man - I'm so funny (to myself).