Non-literal use of the word literally.
As time goes by, languages evolve and words which once meant one thing can gradually come to be used to mean something else. One such word which has changed it's meaning over the years is the word 'literally' ... and now it's official!
|A Norwegian woman wearing her birthday suit.|
In honour of this linguistic update, I've listed below a few sporting examples which literally conjure up some strange images. First of all, as you can see from this opening quote, child-birth must be absolute agony for Norwegian woman...
1) “You were up against the Norwegians who are literally born on skis.”
2) “Everton are literally a bag of Revels.”