“Saturday night’s alright, alright, alright.” — Bernie Taupin/Elton John, Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting)
“We word nerds have known since second grade that alright is not all right.” — Bill Walsh, Lapsing Into a Comma
Bernie Taupin and Elton John may be English, but they — like fellow countrymen The Who, who tell us that “The Kids Are Alright” [sic] — seem to have a little trouble with their own native tongue when it comes to choosing between the use of the words “all right” (completely fine) or “alright” (not actually a word).
Sure, this may someday change. I realize that language evolves, and the unacceptable often, eventually, becomes acceptable. But right now? Alright is not all right. All right?