OH GOD, THAT SENTENCE IS SO WRONG THAT IT MAKES ME HURT INSIDE.
For the confused and less grammar obsessed, who are probably scratching their heads and wondering: what exactly is wrong with that? Well, it’s not the cooking, and it’s not the egg.
It’s the literally.
It’s just not necessary! I suppose it is technically correct- he is cooking an egg- but honestly, how else could you cook an egg???
As a woman whose main skill is her words, this annoys me beyond belief.
So now, every time he (or anyone else for that matter) says literally when it is not needed, I respond with ‘Oh that’s nice, figuratively speaking!’.
Let’s just see how much that winds him up, shall we? Actually he probably wouldn’t care; he says literally in the wrong places...
Please comment if bad grammar annoys you- it could well be only me that actually stresses about this sort of thing. In my defence, language is really my ‘specialist’ thing, which I think is a reasonable excuse for getting peeved when people stomp all over the good name of grammar.