Feb 4, 2011 ... I have italicized et al. in this post because it's a linguistic example (see section
4.21, p. 105). ... Let us know if there are some we've missed.
Et al.is an abbreviation of the Latin loanphrase et alii, meaning and others. ... The
issue of whether to place a comma before et al. is complicated, but you'll be fine if
you treat it as you would the words and others. ... Never mind vs nevermind.
However, in lists of authors of a published work et al. is still regularly used. In
more casual use & co. may also be found, from the use in business names.