perse vs per se : Common Errors in English

About perse vs per se

This legal term (meaning “in, of, or by itself”) is a bit pretentious,but you gain little respect if you misspell “per se” as a single word.Worse is the mistaken “per say.”

per se Meaning(s)

  • (r) with respect to its inherent nature

perse in News

  • This Week In History: July 31, 2013

    50 years ago (Aug. 1, 1963) • Deputy Perse "Red" Stilwell retired from the Sheriff's Department. Stilwell was known for his tracking abilities. "Stilwell gives credit to his tracking ability to an Aztec Indian in Colorado, who trained him during his early days in law enforcement." • Shopping: 2 dozen eggs were 79 cents; Red Band bacon was 39 cents a pound. • Weather: July 30, 1963 high ...
    on July 31, 2013 Source: The Lucerne Valley Leader

per se in News

  1. Giant's recognized for selling Pennsylvania-produced milk

    Grocery store chain recognized for getting all milk from state dairies. It's not that Giant Food Stores has a problem with out-of-state cows, per se.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Morning Call

  2. Feds Recommend Dropping Per Se Intoxication BAC to 0.05; Smyrna DUI Lawyer Says Proposal Is a Step in the Wrong ...

    The National Transportation Safety Board has proposed that states lower the blood-alcohol content at which people are considered per se intoxicated to 0.05. Smyrna DUI lawyer Benjamin Von Schuch says that Georgia should not follow the recommendation, which just puts people less likely to harm someone behind bars. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6 ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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