For the love of god, stop using "i.e." incorrectly

Seen too many people on this forum make this mistake.

i.e., is id est meaning "in other words"

e.g., is what you're actually looking for. E.g., is exempli gratia, or "for the sake of example"

So please stop saying something like "EBs, i.e., Evercore and Centerview" unless you mean to say that the only EBs that exist are EVR and CVP.

Yes this is nerdy shit to care about but goddamn in an industry that cares about pointless details like whether it's mm or million or M or MM, you would think people would actually use the right abbreviation

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Jul 16, 2022 - 7:52pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
SnowshieldΒ 

goddamnΒ 

Seen too many people on this forum make this mistake.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 16, 2022 - 8:53pm
Snowshield, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Pretty sure goddamn has entered common use alongside goddamned and goddam but is just more frequently used than either of those two. Admittedly never seen goddam in anything but a novel

Jul 17, 2022 - 5:52pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Snowshield

Pretty sure goddamn has entered common use alongside goddamned and goddam but is just more frequently used than either of those two. Admittedly never seen goddam in anything but a novel

Yeah and you shouldn't take the Lord's name in vain.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 18, 2022 - 1:08pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Monty Burns

That's not what the commandment is about

"For instance, all of us have heard someone say, "God damn it," or even "God damn you". Here a person is commanding God, who is all powerful, all good, and all just, to damn someone (or something) in Hell for all eternity. Who are we to ask God to damn anyone or to bestow some evil upon them? Objectively, this act is a mortal sin."

https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/why-is-bad-language-a-sin.html
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Jul 18, 2022 - 1:39pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Monty Burns

Well, there's at least two things wrong with that statement, namely the fact that "hell" and "eternity" are not Biblical concepts. "Gehenna/Hades" and "eonian" are, which mean two very different things than what Christians believe. PM me if you want more info.

Saying "Goddamn" "Goddamn it" or "Goddamn you" is still a sin.

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Jul 18, 2022 - 1:48pm
Monty Burns, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm not going to get into this in a comment on WSO, but frankly I don't give a shit what the "religiously devout" think. The religious majority has never, at any point in history, been on the side of the truth (Jesus vs. the Pharisees, the prophets vs. the Jews, etc.). As Paul says, they have a "form of devoutness while denying the power" and a "zeal without recognition", "seeking to establish their own righteousness." They "worship another Jesus". In fact, because of Christians, the "name of God is being blasphemed among the nations". The entire world is turned away from God because of the incorrect teachings of Christianity (e.g. eternal torment/hell, free will, the Trinity, immortality of the soul, trying to keep the law of Moses and "behave themselves", etc.) based on Bible mistranslations, human pride, and not understanding the magical thing called context. Like I said, PM me if you want to learn about what the Bible actually says in its original languages, properly translated. This invitation goes out to anyone reading this comment as well. And by the way, even if it were a sin, last time I checked, Jesus took away sin 2,000 years ago.

Jul 17, 2022 - 12:57am
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

QED

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Jul 17, 2022 - 6:10am
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Seriously, why are people getting so butthurt about this ? All you have to say for it is IE "in regards to this topic" that's all it has to be.Β  I mean seriously, the exact latin is "in exemplum" which means "in example". Grow up and swing a pair if you have them.

My new sign off for all these threads:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETfiUYij5UE&list

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Jul 17, 2022 - 12:45pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm not going to say anything snarky, I agree with this. It might make you sound like a pedantic cocksucker, but knowing words good shows you have your grade 10 and is just overall more professional.

Quant (ˈkwÀnt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

Jul 17, 2022 - 11:34pm
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm guilty of this. Saw other people using and it and copied them. Thanks for this post.

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Jul 17, 2022 - 11:56pm
Ehmerica, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I hate to be that guy, but from what I've seen people will think you're an idiot if you use it correctly.

Only two sources I trust, Glenn Beck and singing woodland creatures.
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Jul 18, 2022 - 3:37am
CJ the funky homo sapien, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yep this drives me nuts. Next up, we're coming for people who say "I resonate with that" instead of "that resonates with me."

And don't get me started on people who say "ex" or "ek" cetera instead of "et cetera."

Jul 18, 2022 - 1:57pm
NudnikShpilkes, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Snowshield

Seen too many people on this forum make this mistake.

i.e., is id est meaning "in other words"

Imagine posting a rant about how people use certain sets of grammar incorrectly and then proceed to be incorrect.Β  i.e., id est means "that is" not "in other words"

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Jul 18, 2022 - 1:57pm
Snowshield, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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