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Date: 08/12/10 01:00 PM

35 Responses to The Oatmeal Helps You How To Use “i.e.“

  1. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Link: The Oatmeal Helps You How To Use ``i.e.`` - You and Bigfoot have been using it the wrong way all these years!
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    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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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    So many of my pet peeves have now been addressed by the Oatmeal.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    That was one of the best informative comics I`ve ever seen.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Internet Explorer?
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    vulture19 Male 30-39
    181 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    I thought this was gonna be browser help.....
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7475 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    already knew this, its called english class people.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    wow!
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Most informative!
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    Brando260 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    I IAB just gonna post everything from the oatmeal?
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    What ever happened to languages evolving?
    (ie. Ebonics) and yes, that is a finite list.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    I never knew... woah. Thanks, oatmeal!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    i.e. it is NOT "e.g." but "i.e." meaning "in essence".
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Yay I`m educated now!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    I`ve been useing it rightly! Yay for me!
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    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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    joanielspeak Female 18-29
    122 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    i.e. it is NOT "e.g." but "i.e." meaning "in essence".

    `i.e.` means `id est` (`that is`). It`s Latin, not English.
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    HerMeowness Female 18-29
    5 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    Wow, that`s the FIRST time the Oatmeal has taught me anything useful!
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    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
    239 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    @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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    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    Oh The Oatmeal, my love for you is unlike anything else.
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    daniellee_x Female 18-29
    451 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    or just use aka.
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    ahhh oatmeal.. teaching me a grammar lesson
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
    1623 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    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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    Kurogan7 Male 18-29
    86 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    I cant believe Im sayin this, but I just learned something....
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    last-iconOC Male 13-17
    152 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    learning the peoples one grammer thingy at a moment... :]
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 7:42 am

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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Oatmeal is good with lots of sugar and butter.
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    optix_reverb Male 18-29
    263 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    I`m thinking the oatmeal guy was probably an English major.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    wow i care like I.E not
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    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    well i feel enlighten :D
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    Excuse me if you were correcting someone else.

    I was correcting the statement I quoted, which was why I quoted it.
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    LadyKonFuze Female 18-29
    337 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Funny+educational= GIR!
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    @edana42 Damn you. I wanted to post that.

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