Collins: English Dictionary Definition (Meaning)
1. in exact accordance with the explicit meaning of a word or text,
2. word for word, a literal translation,
3. dull or unimaginative, she’s very, very literal and flat in how she interprets what she sees,
4. true, actual,
Life is full of literal meanings and yesterday the word literal hit me right in the face, figuratively that is.
I am still chuckling. I sent DH a txt message from work as I had forgotten to turn the crockpot on before I went to work on Monday. My txt said. please put steak n kidney in crockpot and turn on. (Notice how we dont use txt language ) I get a reply..... Done.
So I go through the rest of the day happily thinking that dinner is cooking and anticipating a meat and veg stew....the sort we usually have on the plate when a a busy after school is on us.
I get home and smell the crockpot. Hmmm just as I thought I am thinking. Dinner is just waiting to be served.
So I just about fell over laughing when I went to serve dinner to find only the meat well cooked in my crockpot.
Just as well I could think on my feet added the vege and saucing ingredients, heated them in the microwave, mixed them with the meat and dinner was ready. Next time I will txt the recipe I think.