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.
See how easy it is? (TheDailyWhat