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notnowImreading Sat 08-Dec-12 09:56:09

When you ask the person who types ect what it says, they say et cetera - it's not that they don't know. It just doesn't make sense to write it like that. I know that this is not a problem on the scale of, say, third world debt.

queenofthepirates Sat 08-Dec-12 14:03:55

I believe the solution is subliminal advertising in main stream TV programmes. Flash up ETC every few minutes and see if we can correct the problem.

Personally I believe in public flogging for most commonly made grammatical mistakes so you're preaching to the right audience here.

ElphabaTheGreen Sat 08-Dec-12 19:10:29

In my experience, the cretins people who write 'ect' are the same ones who say 'exet-ra'.

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