Talk:all right

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all right is listed as not comparable, while the variant spelling, alright is listed as comparable. It seems like one of the pages needs to be corrected, since it's simply a variant spelling, not a different word/phrase. —This comment was unsigned.

Removed the comparability from alright. Equinox 21:43, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Missing something?[edit]

I think we are missing something (adjective, adverb?) typified by the following: "I told him not to do it." "Well, he did it, all right!" (meaning he most certainly did). Equinox 02:43, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Now added. Equinox 21:43, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


My Webster's New World dictionary lists "alright" as a disputed alternate spelling of all right. Also, the word has been in use for quite a while. Would "disputed" or "nonstandard" be a better way of describing it?

Unfair comparison[edit]

"The spelling alright (by analogy with "already", "altogether", etc) is nonstandard but in widespread use (as of 22 July 2010, having 37,500,000 on Google in comparison to 1,560,000,000 for "all right", although some of the hits for "all right" will be in the sense of "all correct" described in the note above)."

I'm not sure where the figure of 1,560,000,000 comes from, Google only comes up with 438,000,000 hits for me, even without quotation marks. Even so, comparing "all right" sans quotation marks with "alright" is unfair, as most of the hits for "all right" do not even have the intact phrase in them. A better comparison would be "all right" with quotation marks (98,900,000 hits), vs. "alright", also with quotation marks (58,100,000 hits). Then again, bizarrely enough, "alright" sans quotation marks returns less hits (36,400,000). I have no idea why this is, obviously I don't know enough about the mechanics of Google searches. Demonic Duck 15:03, 11 January 2011 (UTC)