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Fuzzynavel101 Thu 02-Nov-17 23:37:49

This has probably cropped up before, but I have increasingly noticed that people seem to drop the space between ‘a’ and the following word (particularly if short). So a bit becomes abit, a lot becomes alot. Can’t think of other examples, but sure there are. Just not sure where it seems to be coming from?

OhShitImMeredithGrey Thu 02-Nov-17 23:48:09

Yes! It drives me nuts.
But not nearly as much as the ubiquitous aswell angry

Fuzzynavel101 Fri 03-Nov-17 02:59:39

Oh yes, and incase...

HalfPintPixie Fri 03-Nov-17 03:04:40

I feel the need to share this post from Hyperbole and a Half - now I smile when I see someone write 'alot' instead of grinding my teeth in anger!

hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html?m=1

AuntyElle Fri 03-Nov-17 03:30:49

OP, you need a space after the ellipsis in the title. wink

Fuzzynavel101 Fri 03-Nov-17 07:35:02

shock Hoisted by the own pedantic petard!

Fuzzynavel101 Fri 03-Nov-17 07:35:57

MY own! It’s early, I need more coffee...

allegretto Fri 03-Nov-17 07:36:35

I haven't seen this but they are obviously trailblazers! My English teacher used to tell me off for writing alright instead of all right - but it's acceptable now (I think!)

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