The owner of New York’s Continental Bar in the city’s East Village banned clients uttering the word “literally”.
Anyone who says it inside the bar has five minutes to finish their drink, pay, and leave; anyone starting a sentence with it must leave immediately.
Trigger Smith’s problem with the word is that it “has become so ubiquitous people don’t realize they’re using it“. And even though he makes it clear that “it’s not just millennials” using it since “now you hear newscasters using ‘literally’ every three minutes on the Sunday news shows”, he refers to it as a “Kardashianism”. This is the full text of the sign:
Sorry but if you say the word “literally” inside Continental you have 5 minutes to finish your drink and then you must leave. If you actually start a sentence with “I literally” you must leave immediately!!! This is the most overused, annoying word in the English language and we will not tolerate it. Stop Kardashianism now!