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Thread #132499   Message #4050921
Posted By: Joe_F
06-May-20 - 09:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
leeneia: "Alright" has been made into a mark of illiteracy, but this IMO is one case where the illiterates have the better of the argument. Just as "already" is not the same as "all ready", so "they were alright" (they were acceptable) is not the same as "they were all right" (all of them were right). Note the difference in pronunciation.