Led still IS the past tense of lead, Frank. Just as lend still is the verb, loan is the noun. When did it become all right to write all right "alright"?
Ah, yes, Roger, two others that I had forgotten."Alright" is obviously just like "alot."
I haven't seen the "alot" thing, Frank. Where did you come across it?
I saw one that inspired me to write that post, Frank, but I don't have an example at hand. Next time I see it - and I suspect it won't be long - I'll post it.