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July 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm #595568
Hey SarahScoot, have you seen this: http://www.zazzle.com/alot_t_shirt_2-235176398736110468 ??!!!July 16, 2010 at 5:27 am #699212July 16, 2010 at 5:45 am #699213
What exactly is that thing? For some reason, it always reminds me of the giant potato outside the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, ID.
You can take the girl out of Idaho…July 16, 2010 at 5:52 am #699214
spanaMemberJuly 16, 2010 at 5:56 am #699215July 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm #699216
I’ve really had to work to break myself of using “a lot” as one word.
I think it was actually pointed out here on the Forum a couple of months or so ago, so I’ve been working on it since then.
I’m not sure how I got in the habit of thinking it was one word, only thing I can come up with is I regularly work crossword puzzles, and although two (or occasionally more) word solutions are common, not all authors specify “two words” in the clue, so I just came to think of it as one word.
That being said, if pets were allowed in my building, and I had the means to care for one, I wouldn’t mind having alot. They’re kinda cute!
MikeJuly 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm #699217
But how does one pronounce it? Uh-laht? Ay-laht? (or perhaps it’s a French creature, Ah-lo?) In any case, it appears it should take the “an” article, which may lead us to “analot”….July 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm #699218
And now Richard Harris is singing: “Analooooooooooht! I know it sounds a bit bizarre….”
I will now go hide under a rock.July 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm #699219
Kimberley, how awesome! I was wondering when Allie Brosh would give into the pressure to create an “Alot” shirt. Unfortunately, I probably won’t buy it; I tend to avoid graphic t-shirts because I already get told I look young (I’ve been mistaken for a high school student, and I’m nearly 27). Graphic t-shirts don’t seem to help matters. Thanks for the link, though!
EmmyJane, every dog owner I know has loved this post: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/07/dog.html
I’m constantly converting people to the cult of Hyperbole and a Half. Hilarity and proper grammar; what a powerful combination. :-) BTW, every Friday Allie does a guest “fashion” post on TheGloss.com .July 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm #699220July 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm #699221
SS – thanks for turning me on to hyperboleandahalf! Ever since you posted the link to it in reference to “alot” I’ve been through the entire archive and now wait impatiently for her next creation.July 16, 2010 at 7:53 pm #699222
Oh the dog post cracked me up the other day. So much so that I forwarded it to every dog owner I know.July 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm #699223
Yay, squareeyes! When I was first introduced to the blog several months back, I stayed up wayyyy too late reading the whole thing.
I also now (impatiently) wait for each new post. If you’re at all into fashion (or parodying it), Allie does a guest post each Friday at TheGloss.com: http://thegloss.com/author/abrosh/ (link directly to all her posts). They’re hit and miss, but it’s a way to get my Hyperbole and a Half fix more regularly.July 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm #699224
those websites are hilarious; thanks for the links. I like the summer fashion tips for hipsters from thegloss.com website. I need to get an ice vest for my hoodie ! jkJuly 17, 2010 at 12:11 am #699225
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