Twitter users get literal (Video)

By Brad Friedman,

Very few people have heard Vice President Joe Biden described as a great orator. So, it was no big surprise when he was excoriated after his speech at last week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC), like he always is. What people didn’t expect was the feeding frenzy that took place on Twitter during his speech and following its conclusion.

It seems that Biden, as he’s been known to do, went off script and used the word “literally” nine times in his 40 minute speech. Apparently, that was enough times for Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post to pen an entire article about his use of the word. Apparently, it was also enough times that the hashtag #literally trended on Twitter, and people relentlessly began mocking the VP’s faux-pas… Read more


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