ETC... Etcetera...

Philippines
July 13, 2007 6:26am CST
or basically "end of thinking capacity"... (-lol-) when people run out of things to say, or to write about, or just too many examples to name them all... it is so easy for us to just put in "etc.". during my meeting today, one of the guys mentioned etc and everyone joked about it as being the end of his thinking capacity... so when you use "etc", which applies to you... too many to mention or end of thinking capacity? :)
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@jncdavao (115)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
sometimes i can be very forgetful that maybe when i run out of things to say, i just simply say etc. but of coure when it's too many to mention i also say etc. end of thinking capacity... hehehe... new... maybe it will sometimes apply to me. (joke)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
hehehe. maybe sometimes to me too. :)
@kaplya (1578)
• India
14 Jul 07
i use it when i see that their are too many things to mention and include that doing so would make others feel get bored or jumbled!lol
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• Philippines
16 Jul 07
yeah, it's like cutting it short. :)
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
13 Jul 07
When I use it , it's because there are so many examples, we could be here forever. Or I would be typing forever..lol. Or sometimes I use it because it can continue a thought. Such as in instances where I might say "I wish you happiness, joy, etc." Meaning there are many mor ethings I would like to wish you, you get the idea. I have never thought of it in the sense of "end of thinking capacity" more of an extension of thoughts that would be too lengthy to continue.
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• Philippines
16 Jul 07
when i was a kid i never thought of the meaning of etc really, so i use it on situations wherein there's too many to mention in so little time and when i try to shorten what i have to say. end of thinking capacity is more like a joke in the industry i work in to make people avoid using it as much as possible and provide concrete examples. :)
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
13 Jul 07
too many to mention for me LOL
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
29 Jul 07
etc is short form of everything extra which has not been mentioned.It depends on the persons imagination.It is a convenient way to express all other things that one can't write.It saves time also.