here. Now to this year's first post.
I use alright a lot. And while it's alright with me, it may not be all right with those who use proper grammar. Several sources say it's a misspelling of all right and probably stems from already and altogether, which are all right.
So...is it all right to use alright? Again, some sources say sure, some say nope. My critique group lets me use it in dialogue but make me change it the rest of the time. My advice, check with your editor. The English language is always evolving so it may become all right sooner or later.
Here's Grammar Girl's take on it.
What about you? Do you use alright or all right?