Every once in a while we post something for those of us who are teaching (and learning) how to write. This is one of those times.
Get it! Because you use “i.e.” to mean “what I mean to say is” and you use “e.g.” to mean “for example.” Cute.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.