Quick Thought: alot

The word alot makes my eyes bleed. But it is cognate to awhile, and will probably be accepted as the correct/default spelling over time.

The word lotta, on the other hand, will likely take longer to make it. It’s dialect, and writing ‘lot of’ even well after anyone stops saying it wouldn’t be atypical of English generally.

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Published in: on October 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm  Comments (1)  

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