Ek-cetera is not a word.
An antidote is not a story. An anecdote is a story.
“Ek-cetera is not a word.”
Nor is it abbreviated “ect.”
I know, right!?
I’ve never managed to learn to pronounce ‘anecdote’ correctly, and so go out of my way to avoid using it (except with my mother, who forgives me for using ‘antidote’ instead).
My own ‘grouchy’ complaint these days is students who refer to any book that is not a textbook as a ‘novel’. Historical study, sociological monograph, anthropological ethnography, etc. =/= ‘novel’.
Vidya: Everyone I know has that problem. Students think that “novel” means any kind of “book.”
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Missives from Marx is written by an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and features commentary on religion, ideology, and the academic study and teaching of religion.
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