The Oatmeal Helps You How To Use ``i.e.``

Submitted by: shappy 7 years ago in Funny
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/ie

You and Bigfoot have been using it the wrong way all these years!
There are 35 comments:
Male 1,370
@edana42 Damn you. I wanted to post that.
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Female 337
Funny+educational= GIR!
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Male 12,365
[quote]Excuse me if you were correcting someone else.[/quote]

I was correcting the statement I quoted, which was why I quoted it.
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Male 440
I love the oatmeal explanations of grammar and spelling. I had no idea I was this boring a person. Oh well.
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Female 1,134
well i feel enlighten :D
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Male 337
wow i care like I.E not
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Male 263
I`m thinking the oatmeal guy was probably an English major.
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Male 6,693
Oatmeal is good with lots of sugar and butter.
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Female 2,509

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Male 151
learning the peoples one grammer thingy at a moment... :]
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Male 86
I cant believe Im sayin this, but I just learned something....
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Female 1,623
Wow, I actually learned something! That`s why I love The Oatmeal!

and now I want a pair of pants made out of rubies and pandas
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Male 415
ahhh oatmeal.. teaching me a grammar lesson
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Female 451
or just use aka.
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Female 463
Oh The Oatmeal, my love for you is unlike anything else.
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Male 239
@Angilion

"In essence" is just a way to remember it. It says in one of the first lines that it`s Latin for "that is."

Excuse me if you were correcting someone else.
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Female 5
Wow, that`s the FIRST time the Oatmeal has taught me anything useful!
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Male 12,365
[quote]i.e. it is NOT "e.g." but "i.e." meaning "in essence".[/quote]

`i.e.` means `id est` (`that is`). It`s Latin, not English.
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Female 122
I can easily understand how people would get this confused. I, however, was taught the correct usage not in my English classes but my Latin classes.
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Male 748
I can`t believe how many people don`t understand the difference between `e.g.` and `i.e.`. There are some grammar points that are quite difficult to understand and use, but this is fairly easy to understand. I say well done to The Oatmeal for helping more people to understand this. :D

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Male 40,764
I`ve been useing it rightly! Yay for me!
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Male 1,244
Yay I`m educated now!
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Male 10,855
i.e. it is NOT "e.g." but "i.e." meaning "in essence".
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Male 4,680
I never knew... woah. Thanks, oatmeal!
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Male 4,807
What ever happened to languages evolving?
(ie. Ebonics) and yes, that is a finite list.
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Male 15
I IAB just gonna post everything from the oatmeal?
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Female 331
Most informative!
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Male 25,416
wow!
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Male 7,833
already knew this, its called english class people.
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Male 181
I thought this was gonna be browser help.....
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Male 1,222
Internet Explorer?
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Female 1,427
That was one of the best informative comics I`ve ever seen.
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Male 4,290
So many of my pet peeves have now been addressed by the Oatmeal.
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Female 347
Dang! I just finished writing a test script using i.e. the wrong way. Luckily I was able to edit it before the big project testing tomorrow.

Thanks I-A-B ;-)
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Male 756
Link: The Oatmeal Helps You How To Use ``i.e.`` [Rate Link] - You and Bigfoot have been using it the wrong way all these years!
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