New York Bar Will Kick You Out For Using A Popular Word
Do your children use the word "literally" in just about every sentence. My 30-year-old son doesn't but my 24-year-old daughter certainly does. Every generation finds a word to hang it's hat on I guess. "Cool", "Groovy", "Far-Out", "Dope", a new one is "Clutch" and of course the dreaded "Literally". The problem arises when a generation becomes dependent on a particular word or phrase, overusing them. Grammar crutches is the way I describe it. The phrase, "No Problem" is one I currently can't stand. A bar in New York is so fed up with people using the word "literally" that it will throw out any customer who says it.
The bar is called "Continental". It's in the East Village of New York. If they catch you using the word "literally", you'll have 5 minutes to finish your drink, then you have to leave. They are SICK of people overusing the word "literally" in their bar. And get this, if you start off a sentence with the word, "literally", you're asked to leave immediately.
The Continental Bar is located at 25 3rd Avenue St. Marks & 3rd Avenue in New York. The web site is www.continentalnyc.com.