So I’m studying for my calculus exam, which is in about 2 hours, and so naturally I’m on the internet look up the definitions of various latin phrases. For one, I finally know that NB stands for “nota bene” (i.e. “note well”). Speaking of which, i.e. stands for “id est”, and — this is the biggie — e.g. stands for “exempli gratia”. That last one’s the best because I had never really realized that “e.g.” and “ex” (as in an appreviation for “example”) were two different things. I know it’s stupid, but whenever people wrote “eg” I just figured they were stupid and appreviated “example” that way because it sounded like “eggsample”.
I’m going to do *fantastic* on my calc exam today.