Originally Posted by MaggieScratch
Pedantic aside: surely a professional journalist working for Reuters knows that "alright" is not actually a word? It should, of course, be "all right." If not, does the Washington Post no longer employ copy editors? Yes, I know, dumb question.
I must respectfully disagree with you. If "already", "altogether", "always", etc., are "acceptable" contractions, why do you object to "alright"?