"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for approval, I can tell you I don't have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills -- skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you leave my language alone right now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will punctuate you."
Sunday, June 9, 2013
The symbol "&" is called an ampersand. It has a pretty interesting etymology. If you don't want to click that link, or you've been leaving under a rock for the past couple of millenia, "&" means "and".
"Etc." is short for "et cetera", which means "and other things" or "and so forth".
So, if we put "&" and "etc." together, we're really saying, "and and so forth" or "and and other things", which is just dumb. I guess "Custom Draperies 'n' More" was already taken.