One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Lots of (representing nonstandard use)‘I saw a lotta courage out there, and a lotta hard work’
- ‘He spent a whole lotta time saying a whole lotta nothing.’
- ‘There's gonna be a whole lotta study done between now and then.’
- ‘Since then there's been a whole lotta uplifting going on.’
- ‘Featuring radio streams, downloadable MP3s, and a whole lotta content, the site is all about getting music out to the people.’
- ‘There's still a lotta love, here in these troubled fields’
- ‘The first time I saw it, I was like, ‘Jeez, there's a whole lotta me up there!’’
- ‘Man, that's a whole lotta effort for minimal reward.’
- ‘In fact, I've noticed that a lotta gay people like to read.’
- ‘Oh, you hear a lotta talk about ‘chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons’ that never turned up.’
- ‘So tonight I'm making up for a lotta lost time a lot of hurt feelings and a lot of broken promises’
- ‘Then he orders some expensive grub, and a whole lotta liquor.’
- ‘The next few months at the office is going to be a whole lotta fun.’
- ‘The first and most important thing is that it takes a whole lotta money, time, and effort (all of which I don't have) to do this!’
- ‘Let's be conservative, and say that it takes a whole lotta food.’
- ‘Needless to say this opens up a whole lotta possibilities for the government in future cases like this one.’
- ‘I spent a lotta time with a mate up in Inverell when I was a kid.’
- ‘But success isn't all fun and games; it is a whole lotta hard work too!’
- ‘Your column gave me a lotta laughs, but I'm also ambivalent over the whole anti-bullying curriculum.’
Late 19th century: representing a nonstandard pronunciation.
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