Will the Alot Become the First Grammatically Correct Meme?

04/15/2010 4:33 PM |


Annoyed internaut and grammatical stickler Allie of Hyperbole and a Half has a constructive solution to the impoverishment of language in hyperspace in a blog post today: namely, a new meme creature borne of linguistic laziness, the Alot (pictured). Unlike, say, the LOLcats kitties at I Can Has Cheezburger? and the purposefully misspeaking puppies at I Has Hotdog!, Allie sees the Alot as “a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug” that manifests itself whenever someone online is too lazy to type “a lot” and types “alot” instead. So, “I like this alot more” (at right), or “I hear that alot,” “I’m sad alot,” and the like, bring the sometimes-cuddly, sometimes-scary Alot around.

We at The L like this idea, and care about this alot.

The L cares about this Alot

See how easy it is? (TheDailyWhat)

3 Comment

  • Along with its cousin the Alright wombat.

  • Perhaps “The L” should read the copyright:
    This work by Allie Brosh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
    Based on a work at hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com.

    that second picture used is a modified version of the original which is not permitted under the No Derivative Works section of the license.

  • @n/a: This is going to impede the Alot’s ability to become a strong and far-reaching meme alot.