We have alot to talk about today!
Wait...is it alot or a lot? My auto correct is saying a lot, but my heart is saying alot. What is going on here?!
A lot, as one word instead of two, has a bit of a history to it, going back to Old English, says University of Michigan English Professor Ann Curzan.
It goes back to the Old English word hlot – a word you really got to gather a lot of air to say.
“That combination hl was possible in Old English; a loaf of bread was a hlaf,” says Curzan.