all right The use of all right, or inability to see that there is anything wrong with alright, reveals one's background, upbringing, education, etc., perhaps as much as any word in the language. Alright, first recorded in 1893 (I think I shall pass alright - Durham Univ. Jrnl) is the deomtic form. It is preferred, to judge from the evidence I have assembled, by popular sources like the British magazines The Face (Kool and The Gang are alright. They put on a good show, 1986), the New Musical Express, and Sounds, the American magazine Black World, the Australian journal Southerly, the Socialist Worker, by popular singers .... and hardly ever by writers of standing .... .
The sociological divide cammands attention.
Quelle: The New Fowler's Modern English Usage, third edition edited by R.W. Burchfield