A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
also malarky, "lies and exaggerations," 1924, American English, of unknown origin. It also is a surname.
Lies and exaggerations; empty ombasti talk; baloney, bullshit: Hollywood is in the business of manufacturing malarkey as well as movies/ That's a lot of malarkey
[1929+; origin unknown]