Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Today your Queen of Grammar must take Her Loyal Subjects to task for the use of "alright" in place of "all right".
Although the dismaying sight of "alright" is increasing, it's not a word. It's one of those non-words that will probably become acceptable in the future because it's used so commonly. But for now, We (and I do mean the Royal We) are not all right with alright.
I beg of you: Ban alright from your writing. I don't care if spell check accepts it. It's not correct. It's a misspelling of all right.
Shockingly, Webster's Third New International Dictionary claims that alright is correct usage, but all right is more common. Your Queen heartily disagrees.
We are not alright in this Queendom. We are all right.
To help you recover from the sting of being chastised, I offer a cartoon sent to me by The Great and Powerful fishducky.
Infinities of love,
Saving the world from bad grammar, one word at a time.