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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. George and the Dragon

Let me start by saying that the post title has absolutely nothing to do with anything. I just had that super boring disturbo book when I was a kid. See Here. 

Well it has a little bit to do with the post title. I am going to be talking about a monster that has reared its ugly head in my life.

That monster is the word "per se."

I. HATE. THAT. WORD! Is it even a word? Is it words? A phrase? The ambiguousness of it all makes me hate it that much more.

It's snooty and annoying. I just don't like it.

And I have heard it twice in the past two days. Well I have heard it a lot actually because I had to explain why I had suddenly gone fetal and I had to say the word, the dreaded word, to explain it. Naturally, the people I explained it to had to repeat it. In that really slow, "wow she is crazier than we thought" kind of way.

"Wait.....what?......per se?"

Yes. PER SE.  It's awful.

Stop using it.

Hit the mental delete key and erase it from your brain.

Thank you.

That will be all for today.


  1. Mugdha .GolwalkarMarch 14, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    The made me laugh. Though, I totally have words that do this to me too. And some of them are way more common than 'per se'

  2. AAHHHH I hate that too!  My dad used to know this guy who would say "Per Se"  ... every other sentence, I swear!  I'd catch myself growling under my breath every time he'd say it!  (oh my word, DUDE ... expand your vocabulary or something, please!  Don't say it again!)  Amusing post. Thanks for entertaining me today.

    KeraPS,Love ya & miss ya Megs ;)

  3. I have a confession to make... I actually like per se. Please don't hate me :)

  4. Just wondering: do you hate any and all named Perse? 

  5. Know what word I hate? "Ambiguousness." How would you pluralize that, exactly? Try ambiguity--especially if you're going to be so disdainful others' parlance.

  6. I do not know how to pluralize it, but I am going to stick with it. Also, it's not disdain. It's just random harmless silly. I weep for those who take me seriously.