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and so forth

And or along with other such similar things; and all the rest; and so on; et cetera. I find these parties dreadfully boring. Everyone only talks about how much money they make, how large their vacation homes are, and so forth.
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and so forth

 and and so on
with additional related or similar things mentioned (but not specified). She told me everything about her kids and so forth. I heard about problems at work and so forth. He told me about all his health problems, including his arthritis and so on. I need some help getting ready for dinner, setting the table, and so on.
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and so forth

Also, and so on. And more of the same, also, and others. For example, At the mall, we shopped, had lunch, shopped some more, and so forth, or She planned to buy an entire outfit in blue-dress, shoes, hat, and so on. The first term dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the early 1700s. Also see and the like.
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and ˈso forth

(also and ˈso on (and ˈso forth)) used to show that a story, list, etc. continues in an expected way: I’m in a bit of a hurry. I’ve got to pack my bags, find my passport and so on, all before tomorrow morning.
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he'd body forth with his spasm of sonants--and so forth
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That has always been the policy of the company so that we don't have these potential hanging liabilities from Superfund sites and so forth."
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* Printed programs/audio tapes/video discs from recitals, festivals, auditions, field trips and so forth
* Photographs/video discs of studios, classrooms and so forth
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* Documentation of the candidate's performances, presentations, workshops, honors, awards and so forth
But if epistemic is overused, the phrase and so forth--which I take to be a sure sign of non-thinking--is abused much more profligately: "It can be studied sociologically and so forth....a further eruption of strangeness, and so forth ...
I've forgotten what the triggering question was, but I started with economics and availability - that in this canon matter, one has to start with publishers, distribution of resources, and so forth. My mother was at the house at the time, and an hour and a half later, both my wife and my mother said, "Who were you talking to?" I mean, I had inflected this.
Or what is the social arena for people who want to represent African-American cultural expression, spirit work, and so forth?
or so forth. So you had that porousness, and you also had the theoretical cast of a statement like that.
I mean, you hear names of anthropologists and semioticians and so forth. That seems to me to be the worst effect of professionalization.