Miscellanious argument with a friend
Posted by Wickedpinto on July 17, 2010
They used the term “per se.” in an e-mail I received last week.
I responded (being a smart ass) “Per se? I don’t think that’s english.”
It’s a stupid joke, but this is how it played out.
“I wish you would stop going out of your way grading my correspondence like you are a grade school grammar teacher, and talking down to me goddamnit. Sometimes I think you go out of your way to make me feel stupid.”
or something like that.
I was startled at the hostility, and the argument went on, I think it’s resolved now, but you never know.
However, let me offer this example. If it had been Mesa to whom I said this (not likely, he’s not much for terms like that but others are, and most of the others would react the same I figure.)
Mesa : BLAH BLAH BLAH Per se.
Me: Per Se? I don’t think that’s english.
Mesa: Cuz It’s not dipshit.
Me: OH. That makes sense then.
I’m really startled that this friend that has known me for so long reacted as they did, because most everyone else would have reacted as I depicted in the fresh off the presses wickedpinto theater excerpt.