Re: USAGE : ALOT: the final word
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 29, 2003, 3:02|
--- Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:
> --- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> > Tristan's already said most of what I wanted to
> > in reponse to this, but
> > I'd like to take issue with the notion that
> > something commonly enough used to
> > deserve this kind of flak could be a "non-word".
> Well I guess I've been good a properly put in my
> placve by you and Tristan. I guess there's some
> ressesive grammar cop gene that rears its ugly head
> now and then. I really love language and I really
> offended when I hear something that rubs me the
Just be glad I din't send the e-mail I'd thought to.
I read on and decided Tristan and Andreas had said
pretty much what I was fixin to only alot politer.
> But in the final analysis my being offended is not
> going to stop the march of change. I'm sure Chaucer
> would have been offended by the way Shakespeare
> and I'm sure Shakespeare would be offended by the
> we speak, so just because some old fogey (like me)
> doesn't like a given change doesn't mean it's "bad"
Well, there's plenty o things which Shakespeare wrote
which'd get 'im in deep muck with any modern editor.
He used alot of words and phrases and even grammar
which are now considered substandard.
> I stand corrected, and I appologize for my stubborn
> streak. I'll just have to grin and bear it until
> time as I get used to seing it. I'm not sure I'll
> start using it alot myself. (Oh My God! That was a
> struggle to type!) Nope, I just dont' see myself
> using it. When I read it I picture a writer who is
> definitely under 30 and probably under 25 years old,
> just as when I see "U R" for "your are" I know the
> writer is a teenager.
Thanks for enyounging me. I use alot with relish and
am definitely over 32. I'm also an English teacher by
profession and training. I don't use U R, but I have
no bone to pick with them as do.
> Oh well, as Henry Higgins observed, nobody can open
> their mouth without making someone else despise
> --garyhout making someone else despise them.
Adam who ain't worried about buggin ya'll
Fached il prori ul pañeveju mutu chu djul atexindu.
-- Carrajena proverb