Monday, May 18, 2009

"As per..."

Can we all just agree not to say "as per..." ever again? It is annoying, because no one seems to know what it means. It is impersonal, shifting authority, blame, and responsibility to the cloud.

Next time you are about to say it, just ask yourself if you really need both the "as" and the "per," and since you probably don't, ask yourself if you wouldn't sound like an ass if you said "per." Since you would, and the "as" doesn't add anything, you sound like an ass when you say both together.

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