Concise or Careless

Et cetera.

I love it, especially its shorter brother: etc. It's handy for shortening long lists… and lengthening short lists.

Which do you use it for; concisely shortening a point, or carelessly adding to it? You can tell the difference between someone who knows their shit and someone who knows they’re shit1 by which they do.

  1. Witty-phrasing > sense. Of course it's possible for someone to believe they're Kepler on crack and arrogantly over-exaggerate.