Judging a book by its cover – literally

May 5, 2008

by Greg Lukianoff

The Huffington Post


I hate the abuse of the word literally. Somehow our society has co-opted the word to mean something like "very much so" as opposed to, you know, literally. Since I'm a nerd about this stuff, it's fun for me to use the word as it's meant to be used. And today's one of those fun times, because today marks the end of a case where a student employee was punished because other employees judged a book he was reading by its cover -- literally...