This Comedy Sketch Can’t Stop Saying Literally


We have things like dictionaries, thesauruses, and even the internet for a reason: so we can spare ourselves the embarrassment of repeating the same words over and over. But some people don’t exactly have a commanding knowledge of the English language — which can lead to friends a half-second away from murderous rage.

That’s the subject of this video, which might as well be a declaration of war on the word “literally”. But the circumstances aren’t as simple as they should be; without spoiling anything, this little sketch takes a turn that, depending on one’s tastes, is about as bleak as the average war documentary. Incidentally, that might make it even funnier.

If there’s one lesson to take away from this video, it’s this: always be sure to explain what’s going on, no matter how absurd.