The Alot

Allie notices bad grammar and lazy typing. One common mistake we see a lot is to make the words "a lot" into one word, but Allie takes this particular mistake in stride. So that we may all enjoy the joke, she illustrated the 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.

See the Alot in many different situations at Hyperbole and a Half. Link -via Buzzfeed

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Okay, then here's my chance to be a word-egghead.

There's a word we can all use to describe this phenomena of "language constantly evolving over time to serve its users" and that words is -----


"Colloquial". As in "alot" has a "colloquial meaning". Actually, I'm not totally sure if I used it right, but I know I really like this word because it fits its meaning which I have been searching to describe for so long. Don't you love when you find out there's a word for something you have been trying to say? I'll never forget when I discovered the word "pretentious".....sigh.

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This is really funny. The drawings are all, like, ironic and shit.

But I like the word "alot." The expression "a lot" is used like a single word in speech, so why not make it a single word in writing?
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Cola, the hat and the moustache would seem to indicate otherwise.

Oh, and I would like them back when you're done with them.

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