17 June 2010

wordplay.

alright  or all right?


that is the question. 


see the dictionary on my dashboard says it's all right, and not alright.
merriam webster online says all right is most frequently used, however; alright is common in journalism, business and fictional writing.
someone on yahoo says alright is a contraction. similar to don't, can't, and won't. 
dictionary.com says alright is becoming more accepted in British English, but still not accepted in American English.
some grammar police say alright is becoming more present in the english language. however, alright should be avoided and only all right should be used.
others believe alright is only becoming acceptable because people don't realize it isn't actually a word.


i don't know who to believe.

3 comments:

Heather and Trevor said...

Yeah - totally confusing! grammar is a fascinating thing this day and age. I'm on the fence as well. I guess I will just use both! :)

Kimber and Casey said...

haha il ove this emmy

Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants! said...

You're right...That is SO confusing.

ps. I love love love love your blog.