people blame the popularity of the word "literally" on Rachel Zoe, and yes she does use the word as frequently and inaccurately as anyone. but my friends also misuse it, and i find it hard to believe the friends i hang around would be affected whatsoever by Rachel Zoe.
origin of popularity aside, misuse of the word “literally” seems to have reached an all-time high. so to mark this very special trend, we created We Are Literally Exaggerating, a live Twitter feed of people tweeting (and usually misusing) the word “literally.”
Of course, for some people, it’s not enough to misuse the word “literally.” They also have to misspell it. Hence the creation of the sister site, We Litterally Cannot Spell.