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Myth 25 (E)

Myth 25: When you say ‘etcetera’ and ‘and so on and so forth’, everybody knows what you’re talking about

In the story ‘The King and I’ the King of Siam is renowned for his frequent use of the expression ‘etcetera, etcetera, etcetera’. Anna is the English teacher who is instructed, for example, to write a letter to Queen Victoria. The King dictates a few words, half of which are ‘etcetera’! Anna protests at how […]

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