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Alot, A Lot and other Phrasing Faux Pas

I don’t know when or where I started, but I type “alot” instead of “a lot”. I squish it into one word.

Yes, I am fully aware that I am using the phrase incorrectly. It’s my vice. I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, but I type “alot” as one word. I’m sorry.

However, there are other phrasing faux pas that bother me to no end. It’s unfair, I know. Here is a short list:

Let’s FLUSH out this idea
NO! It’s FLESH out the idea. You FLUSH out a piece of dirt from your eye.

For all INTENSIVE purposes
NO! It’s for all INTENTS AND purposes

You’re, Your, They’re, Their, There
Just read the article if you are confused.

Literally
No! It’s figuratively most of the time you say it.

Irregardless
No! It’s not a word. Just say regardless.

The English language doesn’t stay still. New words appear and old words disappear. Maybe if everyone types alot, it would become the official way. I realize that it’s unlikely.

When people ask me to type alot as two words I say…
For all intensive purposes, it’s the same thing. Irregardless, let’s flush out the idea so I can understand you’re point of view. But just keep in mind, I literally can’t even.

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  1. Chelsea Meyer Chelsea Meyer

    A couple that kill me are:

    “I could care less.” No! You COULDN’T care less.

    “You’ve got to nip it in the butt.” No! You need to nip it in the bud.

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