Monday, July 18, 2005

Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera

There is a scene in The King And I where the King learns what the term "et cetera" means and begins using it liberally whenever an opportunity arises (or he thinks an opportunity has arisen). I like that scene. I can picture Yul Brynner now and hear him pronouncing "Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera."

It's a good phrase. Very handy. I like that it has a nickname--etc.

If I were queen of the world (instead of Oprah), one of my rules would be:

Don't screw with the classics.