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Old 06-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have never spelt it that way. A lot just comes natural to me, maybe because I'm Scottish, superior race?

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have never spelt it that way. A lot just comes natural to me, maybe because I'm Scottish, superior race?

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Old 06-22-2008, 11:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It depends on how you pronounce it. some people say alot and some say a lot. i have friend she pronounce it as alot and i use to say it as a lot. We both always have a talk or argument or even a fight about it. And even still when we tend to see each others we use to make fun of it.But the real word is a lot.
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Technically it's not in the dictionary, that is a search for "alot" that redirects to "lot" based on how close the spelling is. I don't use it.. (sometimes I do on accident. I correct it.)
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i knew it wasnt a word. hence the thread title "should it be a word".
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Ah. Taken out of context. I apologize.
But no, I don't think it should be a word either way.
It's a portmanteau word, which I think is considered a form of slang.
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The only way I can think of it is to emphasise the gap between them.

Anyway, it is certainly a lot.
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alot



a lot you can cleary hear the space and the dividing of two words.


alot sounds like one word, you arent saying it fast. just the wasy you say it. hard to explain while typing.
Oh, well it's only ever pronounced "alot" where I live. Presumably because we speak extremely fast in Liverpool.
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I don't think teachers hated you for it, it isn't like it was their word and you were maliciously misusing it to hurt them. If you know it is two words though and still wrote it wrong I think it says more about you then teachers.
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It is not a word actually. It is two words.

But it can be a single word too as it is often used together
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two words, cause i try to use grammar and what not to its fullest potential when ever i notice it, which doesn't happen very often.
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