Mr, Cupcake at Craters of the Moon

Mr, Cupcake at Craters of the Moon
Mr. Cupcake at Craters of the Moon

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Alot

Okay did that subject heading make you cringe? I hope so. For there is no such word in the English language. This was drilled into me by Mr. Whatshisname in Grade 10 English. That was his biggest pet peeve.

A lot.

See when people forget that a lot is two words, this tells me they don't actually think about what these words mean. I can forgive a typo (like when I was felling crappy one day on Twitter)(then got flack for it from two people)(uh, thanks) but then to say something like

allot

when you mean

a lot

makes me want to put my arm through the computer screen and smack you in whatever state or province you live in.

allot is actually a word. A verb, as a matter of fact. To allot something means to dole something out. My monthly allotment of ice cream, ammo, or kitty litter.

Okay these are silly examples but you get my meaning.

Yeah, this is a filler blog post, sorry. I've been busy with yarn, knitting, selling yarn and teaching knitting. Also, as we have no housekeeper (sigh), someone has to stay on top of these stupid dishes that keep getting dirty after we cook and eat from them. Stupid dishes.

2 comments:

  1. good post..will help me in my Words with Friends games.

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  2. You know, it's funny, but I think that after years of teaching English, this stuff bothers me less, rather than more. I wonder why?! I see all of it--perhaps I've just given up? Hmmm. Have to think about that one.

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