Friday, January 18, 2008

Useless Knowledge

Here is your bit of useless information for this week. Today I'm going to give you the Actually meaning of both: E.G. & I.E.

Up first, everyones favorite In Example Abbreviation....or is it? Actually, no, here is what I.E. really means.

I.E. = that is
Thats right, I.E. does not mean (In Example)

And that would mean E.G. means:

E.G. = 1) Latin exempli gratia (for example) 2) for example; for the sake of example; such as.

1 comment:

Houston said...

You should post useless knowledge more often. So many people misuse these.