That’s all. This might sound stupid, but that’s it.

I got a comment on one of my questions. It read:

Is your problem with the result or the Mathematical formalism? Bc you can easily show that the number of images is positive and arbitrarily large, which is the same as 'infinity', or in the, in the limit reaches infinity. You can simply let the first reflection be I_1, show that for every I_i there is I_{i+1} of the same size.

I am confused over what ‘bc’ means...

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    $\begingroup$ If it is a new post, I suggest to suggest an edit to fix it. $\endgroup$
    – peterh
    Jan 25 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ In this particular case, the usage is internet-generic, but there is indeed a Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms (though it feels a tiny bit dated now). $\endgroup$ Jan 25 at 19:20
  • $\begingroup$ We strive for something of higher quality than Internet slang. $\endgroup$ Jan 27 at 9:40

It's internet shorthand for "because."

  • $\begingroup$ Ok....... So this question is completely time waste. Sorry for this time-waste question $\endgroup$ Jan 23 at 10:05
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    $\begingroup$ @WebDevelopmentPro I would argue that your question is just fine, and that your time was wasted by whomever was too busy to write out a seven-letter word. No worries, no hard feelings, and happy communicating in the future. $\endgroup$
    – rob Mod
    Jan 23 at 14:39
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    $\begingroup$ @rob thank you for this. $\endgroup$ Jan 23 at 14:43
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    $\begingroup$ There are many others in the wild (61, but some of the misspellings are left out here): 'Cause, 'cos, ’cause, ’Cause, b'caz, b'cos, B'se, b/c, Bc, Bcause, bcaz, Bcaz, bcos, bcoz, Bcoz, bcs, bcz, Bcz, beazse, bec, becaause, becaise, becanse, becaouse, becase, becasue, Becasue, becauae, becaue, becaus, Becaus, becors, becouse, becoz, becuse, beecause, Beecause, cause, Cause, Cos, cose, couse, coz, Coz, cuz, Cuz, and cz $\endgroup$ Jan 27 at 9:32

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