A while ago a friend linked me to a funny blog where the owner tells stories that have happened to her, with added cartoon drawings. That helped my procrastination reach new heights. But one of them stuck with me from a writers point of view, the Alot.
I don’t think I’ve ever been guilty of talking about the Alot rather than describing a lot of something, but now whenever I see someone else say alot (or even the proper, a lot) I end up smiling, or sometimes giggling, gaining me many weird looks if I’m not alone, thinking of the fuzzy Alot and what he might be doing 🙂
But something I’ve been doing lately (maybe even a lot!), much to my own frustration, is typing noone instead of no one. Where these Noo-nees come from I have no idea, but my head imagines a bunch of sprite or pixing looking things, crawling all over the place. Just like the Alot, the Noone is very versatile and people seem to always care about what the Noone thinks or does…
Noone is helping me today. “Aww, thanks Noo-nee, you’re a great help!”
Noone has made fun of me today. 🙁
Noone likes me! (Yay!)
I hope Noone saw that. (Noones like to see fun things!)
So now, as well as being able to talk more about Alots, you can tell people “Yes, Noones are very helpful!” when Noone helps them out.
Short, sweet, and funny! Original post Nat. Good one! Enjoyed the humour. 🙂
Back in the 6th grade, my English teacher put “a lot” on every spelling test until the entire class spelt it correctly. Now, Noo-Nee is going to be a great way for me to fix that dratted problem I have in remembering no one is two words.
Lol! Glad I could be of some help 🙂 Those Noo-nees get everywhere if you let them!
I occasionally have that problem with noone/no one. Reading your post reminded me of this one about Alot/a lot. I love the grpahic 😀 http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
….that’s actually the post I mention, and link to, in the first 2 sentences of my post!
Yes, as writers we do need to laugh at ourselves and our funny ways. Great post, Nat.
Nice to see you can poke fun at things Natalie. Keep on trucking and have lots of fun. It can feel quite lonely at times but to help break things up I watch the Kitties. They’re entertaining and you’d be surprised at some of the things that they do that makes you smile.
I really want some new kittens, as I love the wobbleing flagpole walk. LOL
A very true post. I swear since I’ve been writing I get my words mixed up more rather than less… ‘There’ and ‘their’ and ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ are two of my least favourites…
I need to shackle my creative side to a writing bot who can handle all the grammar and punctuation… 🙁