Alot of Grammar
Sometimes other people’s grammar and punctuation really bugs me. I try not to be incredibly annoyed when someone says they went their, or that they like it to. I know other people who have this same problem (I’m looking at you, Jen) and it made me happy to read about a whole breed of us grammar-lovers out there in Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.
But by far the coolest example of grammar-crazed loveliness is Alot by Hyperbole and a Half. Hyperbole and a Half, if you don’t know, is an incredibly funny blog/comic that you need to read immediately. (Start with The Party because it is the funniest thing you will ever read in your whole life and you can then die happy.)
Back to Alot. Alot is the monster-like animal Hyperbole and a Half has created that helps her deal with the unfortunate use of this non-word. There are awesome drawings to illustrate her take:
Oh Allie at Hyperbole and Half, you have made the most awesome example ever of my grammatical obsession. And I think you are the cleverest, funniest, possibly more grammar-neurotic than even Jen, person I (don’t technically) know. Now I’m heading back to Hyperbole and a Half to read about how dogs don’t understand basic concepts like moving.