How do you pronounce the word “literally”?
I mean… literally. How do you pronounce it?
I’m asking because, quite frankly, I need to know and I’ve been obsessing over this for the past week.
Previously, I always pronounced it like it was spelled. Lit-ER-all-y. That “er” sound was very pronounced. You know, like a pirate.
But, over the past week, I’ve randomly started saying it without the “er” sound, so that I pronounce it “lit-trally”. Take the “er” out and you have a completely different word.
So, WHICH IS IT?
Does it have something to do with different accents? Do people from different places pronounce it differently? Is it a matter of personal preference? I suppose I could look it up in the dictionary, and find out the answer for myself but… nah. I’m too lazy. Besides, that’s what you people are for.
So, which is it, peeps? Inquiring minds want to know.