Wordless Wednesday #67: Not a Word

Alot

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December 11, 2019 · 12:16 PM

11 responses to “Wordless Wednesday #67: Not a Word

  1. Aporkchop made me laugh. I’ll bet we’d learn grammar and spelling if all the rules were presented with humor.

  2. I used to write the word “alot”. It took me along time to figure out that it was incorrect.

  3. I am sometimes guilty of this. To atone, I deny myself acheesecake.

  4. The English teacher in me thanks you, though the point is that everyone should get it. It is a weird language, admittedly. Someday usage might make alot into some kind of adverb. But we’re not there yet. Thank you for watchwording (which is probably not a gerund).

    • Language is constantly evolving; a generation ago would have had no idea what we’re talking about when we say we’ll google something, or that we need more giga on our hard drive or a larger RAM, or that a chip the size of a fingernail has infinitely more capacity than our first home computers… And as Calvin and Hobbes put it, “Verbing weirds language” ! 😉

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