Word of the Day: Heterophemy

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Word of the Day: Heterophemy

Definition: Unintentionally using a word or phrase that means something different to what you mean to say

One example is saying ‘literally’ when you really mean ‘figuratively’.

However, heterophemy can strike anyone at any time—no one is the suppository of all wisdom.

Yes, literally as well as figuratively.

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