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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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Ok I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed I know that. I also know it's considered not cool to correct spelling and grammar in posts so this is more a peeve than a rant.
Also proves I'm not cool. I guess.

Anyway I present:

Allot - Allot is not a word. What you're looking for in this case is a two word phrase. A lot. Or a whole lot or an awful lot. Lot being a large amount though it has other meanings like ballot or a piece of real estate. I see this a lot. To give an example.

Prolly is also not a word. This I think is due to lazy pronunciations more than misspelling because it doesn't even remotely resemble the actual word. The word is probably. Probably I will be ignored in this rant err peeve...


Who ya voting for.
In case the above doesn't garner any attention.




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

I see what you did there

(My new favourite phrase on ats)



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme
Nice rant and I understand your frustrations. Having to read and re-read posts just to understand often causes me to just skip them. Simple stuff like the difference between "there" and "their" and "your" and "you're", things that should be learned in grammar school.
And just for your edification---"allot" is a word that means distribute.
I was raised by a grammar Nazi. Her constant, "Look it up." was not really appreciated until I got to college and realized how handy it was to actually know the language and be able to write it somewhat coherently.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: Sillyolme
Nice rant and I understand your frustrations. Having to read and re-read posts just to understand often causes me to just skip them. Simple stuff like the difference between "there" and "their" and "your" and "you're", things that should be learned in grammar school.
And just for your edification---"allot" is a word that means distribute.
I was raised by a grammar Nazi. Her constant, "Look it up." was not really appreciated until I got to college and realized how handy it was to actually know the language and be able to write it somewhat coherently.


Not to be confused with "shallot" which is a small type of onion.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

I just see it all as internet slang, but your rant reminds me of:



Have a great day!




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme




Allot - Allot is not a word.


Allot is a word.

Definition: to give someone (an amount of something) to use or have

Merriam Webster


edit on b000000312016-03-07T11:32:32-06:0011America/ChicagoMon, 07 Mar 2016 11:32:32 -06001100000016 by butcherguy because: To add



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

I gather you are from the UK? cant tell due to the colouring on

your profile!

What you have to understand is that this is an international forum

and basic English is not necessarily the first language for many.

So you need to get over your OCD on the language .... and read

between the lines


My favourite is the Americanism ... Ya'all

I didn't even get that right ..did I? ..but you know what I mean.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Or Lanceallot, who was a knight of the round table



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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Not sure who to vote for
The whole lot of them are prolly a bad choice.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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Why U mad?

Prolly cause you see allot of this?



j/k...



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: diggindirt

You were very lucky. My own parents never graduated high school but they encouraged me and before the internet I hauled my butt to the library a lot. (Tee hee).



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

And why is it those little runts make my eyes water more than onions???



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
Ok I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed I know that. I also know it's considered not cool to correct spelling and grammar in posts so this is more a peeve than a rant.
Also proves I'm not cool. I guess.

Anyway I present:

Allot - Allot is not a word. What you're looking for in this case is a two word phrase. A lot. Or a whole lot or an awful lot. Lot being a large amount though it has other meanings like ballot or a piece of real estate. I see this a lot. To give an example.

Prolly is also not a word. This I think is due to lazy pronunciations more than misspelling because it doesn't even remotely resemble the actual word. The word is probably. Probably I will be ignored in this rant err peeve...


Who ya voting for.
In case the above doesn't garner any attention.

What the fu-

*pulls up telephone*

*dialing*

... Five ... Three ... Nine ... Seven ...

*diallng*

*ring ring*

*ring ring*

Hello? Is that Grammar Hitler? Yes, sorry sir, yes, I understand, yes, sor- yes, sorry I know you're busy. There's a guy over he- no, of cou- yes, sorry sir, - there's a guy on ATS and he typed 'Ya' in a thread about grammar-

*drops receiver in shock due to screaming of Grammar Hitler*

Oh shi-

*picks up receiver*

Yes sorry sir right away sir!

*hangs up*

...

You've done it now.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Thank you and others who brought this to my attention.
I'm not sure that those that use it here mean just that but you never know.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: [post=20457040]butcherguy[/post


Allot is a word.

Definition: to give someone (an amount of something) to use or have

Merriam Webster




You have just allotted him/her a booby prize?




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: butcherguy

Thank you and others who brought this to my attention.
I'm not sure that those that use it here mean just that but you never know.

I am aware of what you mean, I take notice to the term being spelled like this.... 'alot' which is not correct and comes up as a hit on the ATS spell-checker.
It bugs me, so does 'prolly', but I just say 'Oh well' and let it pass.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

Loved the end where it said weird Al is a big


Dictionary.
Thanks.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: eletheia

No I'm a full fledged American for several generations. My ancestors were Welsh and Italian. I'm not OCD . Wow that's quite a leap.
Some would look at this as a public service rather than a public shaming.

PS I'm not sure what the color on my profile reveals about me but it does say right there location Virginia.
edit on 372016 by Sillyolme because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: BelowLowAnnouncement

See now, I'd never have let that guy talk over me lol. Assertive is a good word too.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Sure.

I should too I guess but I don't have much to offer the community .
I thought knowledge was something I could offer.

I'll shut up now.




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