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This is in response to http://oddtodd.com/annoy80.html
Alright is considered a word. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alright
Alot is not. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alot
Although "alright" is colloquial, it is still considered a word.
Also, effect and affect are both words. "Effect" is a noun and "affect" is a verb.
For example: The sun's effect affected our skin.
Thanks for the wonderful site tOdd!
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. . and I'M annoyed with smug, arrogant posters!
There Ms. Laura goes off half-cocked b*tching at someone for not
knowing correct English (alright/all right; alot/a lot) and the
difference between effect and affect.
1. Alright has become standard English, as has (gawd help us) "snuck"
become nearly acceptable as the past tense of "sneak": "Theodore Dreiser
sed it (alright) through the manuscript for The "Genius", though H.L.
Mencken made him change it to all right. Other alright users include
James Joyce in Ulysses, Flannery O'Connor, Mordecai Richler, Langston Hughes,
and Gertrude Stein." ~ Maven's Word of the Day Laura, you gonna have a knock-down-drag-out
with real writers like those mentioned above? Talk about thinking you're
"smarter than the English language". Sheesh. (I know "gonna" is a colloquialism.
Oh, and I know "sheesh" ain't a word. Oh, and I know "ain't" ain't appropriate . . .)
2. "Alot" IS incorrect, and hasn't "snuck" into the language even as a colloquialism . . . yet.
Whoopdeedoo. Get a life. Then the arrogant poster adds a P.S.: "EFFECT is a noun.
AFFECT is a word. They are NOT interchangeable.
Learn the difference." Ummmm. "Effect" is also a word.
I imagine you meant to say, " 'Effect' is a noun. 'Affect' is a verb".
So, here's another newsflash, Miss Irritated Anti-Ingnorance Campaigner:
"Effect" is also a VERB meaning “to create”: “I’m trying to effect a change in
how stupid people write to Odd Todd.” And "Affect" is also a NOUN meaning "emotion":
"Her affect was irritated and smug". Oh, and while you're at it, Ms. Laura, try proofreading your posts before
sending them off and making a complete fool of yourself.
You're not the only one irritated by the widespread lack of common knowledge.
However, I'm even more irritated by know-it-alls.
Ms. The World Must be Coming to an End
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My company recently decided to bring the web side of our business in-house,
to include the e-mail server. We had been using a 3rd party host that ran SquirrelMail
on RedHat Linux and it worked all fantastic-like. Everyone could use an e-mail application
on our laptops to access it and it supported pro looking stuff like signatures and HTML
and if needed, a we could use a browser if necessary like on a shared computer at a hotel or
coffay shop or something. Think they'd keep using it, right? Nope. They install
Microsoft Windoze on the new server, which is the equivalent of hiring a crack whore
as a bodyguard--you just don't want your back end to be that vulnerable. What's worse?
They install Microslut Exchange as the e-mail server.
So here I am with a brand new$1500 laptop and I'm using a fu#*$&% web browser to read my spam
and send text-only e-mails. And if I want to send it to more than 2 recipients, I have to send multiple messages.
My boss can use his beloved Outlook after being walked through a 13-step hack process that Microsoft
has started pushing as a means to make IMAP proprietary, but even then he has to
reconfigure all the settings if he takes his laptop out of the office.
Microsoft sucks! They make MCI look like Abe Lincoln.
Jim S. Raleigh, NC
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