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THE BOY WHO CRIED LITERALLY - Modern Take on The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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“Are you familiar with ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’?"

“Yes, I experienced a childhood on the planet Earth.” — Frank Toy, KINGS OF SUMMER

The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is a tale that everyone knows. Aesop's fable about a shepherd boy who falsely cries wolf so often that when real danger comes no one believes him is how most kids first learn that they shouldn’t lie. College Humor has updated the cautionary tale with "The Boy Who Cried Literally," making it less about lying and more about wrong word usage and exaggeration. How I Met Your Mother covered this topic during its run, and while misusing a non-hateful word isn’t as damaging as lying, this video proves just how annoying it can be.

Thanks to Laughing Squid.

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