I type this way because I choose to...I do it with intention. You don't have to believe me but I do have a reason....
I think your probly just lazy.
If 'a' is a prefix in the case of alot then alot probably means not many or not much. It might even be an a definition of a subset of a lot in which case a better word in english would be allotment (n) or allot (v).
'A' as a prefix doesn't mean 'one'. Another is a strange word in that it is more like the German sytem of gluing words together than it is like English and it uses 'an' where there is less ambiguity about the intended meaning. Alot kind of means "not one lot" or a little.
They didn't make this originally, either. SimCity was a Maxis game until EA bought them.
And yet the Mars Climate Orbiter still crashed...
I'd be just as interested to find the men down there they've been eating...
I thought it was an ice pick?
"A mountain climber's axe! It's a mountain climber's axe! Can't I get that through your skull??"
Good luck destroying all life. The earth has tried to do that several times in the past (K-T Event, anyone?) and utterly failed. When all it takes is a single asexual bacterium to restart the entire biome, it becomes practically impossible to destroy all life.
And two Wrights make an airplane.
Lesbian Nazi hookers, abducted by UFOs and forced on weight-loss programs. On the next Town Talk!