"As you were", "As we were"

Posted by The Black Scorpio on September 10, 2004


I have bumped into that sentence sometimes, and it confuses me.

I have seen these phrases "As you were" and "As we were" as the last sentence of longer rants and explanations also after announcements, allways consisting of tehse three words, where one would expect another fourth word, where it would be explained, what these "were" Also I have never seen it with dots after it, so it does not look like the authors left out a word on purpose.

What does it and where does that come from?