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To point out there is no such word as ALOT

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DropYourSword Thu 22-Aug-13 10:23:11

A. Lot. Two words. Simples!

Maybe I'm a bit of a grammar and spelling Nazi. I know its easy to make errors on Facebook, forums etc. I don't continuously correct other peoples spelling and its easy to make errors when you are typing quickly. I usually post via my phone so am using a predictive text app that can sometimes make some howlers. But a lot is not difficult to get right. It's not long or complicated, and doesn't even need and kind of memory aide to remember (anyone recall one coffee two sugars, or big elephants can always understand small elephants). And SO MANY people seem to think it's one word??

AnneUulmelmahay Thu 22-Aug-13 10:36:31

Typo, that's all.

There is a fab blog about Alot, too funny!

Feminine Thu 22-Aug-13 10:38:03

But it looks better as one word! wink

TheCuntingPigeon Thu 22-Aug-13 10:39:00

Coo. smile

QuintessentialOldDear Thu 22-Aug-13 10:40:15

Awww, I love Alots.

zoobaby Thu 22-Aug-13 10:40:24

I hate that. A lot. Misuse of alright and forever happens a lot too. What can you do?

BuskersCat Thu 22-Aug-13 10:41:55

There is also no such word as 'simples' HTH smile

fortifiedwithtea Thu 22-Aug-13 10:46:05

I went to a crap junior school in the early 1970's and I remember we were taught a lot was a word.

Only recently have I discovered it is two words blush. Don't be too harsh on me sad

melika Thu 22-Aug-13 10:46:59

I did think that some time ago, I was in doubt whether 'alot' was right. I must of seen it some where. Spell check always pops up though.

A lot.

fortifiedwithtea Thu 22-Aug-13 10:47:56

hmm auto correct won't let me spell the word we are talking about wrong.

MrsBungle Thu 22-Aug-13 10:52:59

'Simples' makes my teeth itch.

DropYourSword Thu 22-Aug-13 11:10:54

Hehe buskers I admit I'm not perfect!

And fortifiedwithtea judgement retracted.

Lets just call this a public service announcement. I am also available for weddings, birthdays, and assistance with their, they're, there and should have (not should of!)

BeCool Thu 22-Aug-13 11:19:02

This really pisses me off.
there should be an alot and an abit.

DropYourSword Thu 22-Aug-13 11:23:38

Try saying that after a couple of drinks!!

musicwithrocksinit Thu 22-Aug-13 11:29:56

OP YANBU but alot of people think that alot is a word

MrsWolowitz Thu 22-Aug-13 11:30:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Floatsyourboat Thu 22-Aug-13 11:31:53

Grr 'alot' I can deal with quite happily but 'simples' drives me crazy!!!

Lweji Thu 22-Aug-13 11:32:10

There is also no such word as 'simples' HTH

There is, but not in English. HTH grin

Lweji Thu 22-Aug-13 11:36:58


I did think that some time ago, I was in doubt whether 'alot' was right. I must have seen it somewhere. Spell check always pops up though.

I don't continuously correct other people's spelling and it's easy to make errors when you are typing quickly.

(Disclaimer: I never make mistakes or typos, btw. wink)

DropYourSword Thu 22-Aug-13 11:37:24

Do you mean to tell me that Aleksander the Meercat is not a paragon of English languge!? Impossible!

magentastardust Thu 22-Aug-13 11:38:18

slightly off topic but this is really annoying me-Disneyland Paris has been Disneyland Paris for about 15 years-stop calling it Eurodisney -it makes me cringe (not sure why?)
I dislike it alot. Simples.

Runandbecome Thu 22-Aug-13 11:38:25

Totally agree OP.

I have also had to explain the difference between complimentary and complementary to several people in my team at work who use them incorrectly - and lose and loose - argh! But I do acknowledge I am totally anal about spelling and grammar.

Lweji Thu 22-Aug-13 11:39:35

Oh, and principle and principal. Sigh.

BuskersCat Thu 22-Aug-13 11:40:11

Don't you mean impossibles? grin

DropYourSword Thu 22-Aug-13 11:40:21

After extensive research (OK, I googled it) it seems that simples are a form of healing herb, in the Arab herbalism world. Who know!

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