Re: "a lot" Question

Subject: Re: "a lot" Question
From: Damien Braniff <Damien_Braniff -at- PAC -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:15:42 +0100

"Alot" a meaning of its own? Isn't that "Allot"?
It's Friday afternoon and I'm moving into pedantic mode!!

Damien Braniff
Technical Author
PAC International




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Subject: Re: "a lot" Question




On Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:28:10 -0500, Pat Gantt wrote:

>I like "a lot" alot;-)
>
>Sorry. Be glad when "alot" is the accepted spelling.
>
>English keeps evolving and changing...
>As does learning, our thinking about thinking,
>the world, and human beings.

Language "evolving" is one thing. "Alot" has a meaning of its own, and
using it instead of "a lot" isn't evolution, it's just plain laziness.

Changing a word or usage for the sake of "political correctness" is one
thing; changing it just because you can't remember the proper spelling is
quite another.


Your friend and mine,
Matt
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