IN WHICH I EMBRACE “ALOT”
Posted by Lissa on April 14, 2010
I’m not a grammar Nazi by any stretch of the word, but I have been known to pitch hissy-fits over this word. I’ve frequently opined that if ever, god forbid, I became a teacher, I would have a big flashy sign over my desk:
“A LOT IS TWO WORDS. GET IT RIGHT, OR GET OUT.”
But no longer! I embrace — I cherish, even — “alot”!
The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people’s grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I’d normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world.