Getting right to the point, some examples are: "alright", "alot", "eachother", and "ahold". My education has been nonstandard, but for the most part I use good grammar. I capitalize "I" and the first letter of sentences. I know what semicolons are for, though I seldom use them. I even know when it would be correct to write "cats'" and why you would never write "childrens'". And I hate txt spk as much as the next guy. But I'm convinced contractions like the above are an improvement on the standard form and keep using them even though I sometimes get criticized for it.