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'Etc. is an abbreviation for the Latin et cetera, meaning and a bunch of other shit.

Etc. is most often used in arguments - particularly OTI arguments – in place of legitimate supporting evidence. People who like to argue, but are too lazy to actually do any research, often use "etc" as well as "whatever" as the fundamental basis of their argument.


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Et-setera, et-see, or, to st00pid 13-year-old boys everywhere, Et-ick.

Alternate Spellings

It is not uncommon to see various incorrect spellings, such as "ect.," "&c.," and "ecg." All of these are wrong, and you're a terrorist if you use them.

See Also

Etc is part of a series on Language & Communication
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