Monday, December 28, 2009


it is useful to know that 'et' is latin for "and."
this helps explain:
  • et al. - short for"et alii" meaning "and others"
  • etc. - abbreviation of "et cetera" meaning "and the rest"
  • et tu, brute? - julius caesar's famous last words meaning "and you, brutus?"
'et', spelled out, is also the origin of the ampersand symbol - stay tuned ;-)

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