Monday, April 19, 2010 3:45:54 AM
it is actually "et al." which means "and others". It is latin and while "et" may stand for "and" in this particular saying, it is not recognized in the latin language as a single word. NOW don't ask me how my american ass knew that, i probably heard it in the background somewhere while i was doing bong hits. This happens to me all the time, it kinda freaks me out a little. Maybe I was a genius in my past life lol
Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:41:25 AM
"Why do Americans write the & sign wrong? It's "et" from Latin so there has to be a t after the e they write" Thou protesteth of the natural current?
For that matter, why the eff do YOU say "and" rather than "und?"
A hundred years from now, people will be walking out of a business deal, shaking hands and saying to each other "GG" not knowing why, just like you probably don`t know what "O.K." actually means without looking it up (O.K. and Okay have two different etymologies but contextually mean the same thing.) What colour are your tyres?