Monday, December 1, 2008

As per ...




Language pet peeve: The use of "as per our conversation (meeting or whatever)" in business communications. Doesn't it make more sense to say "regarding"? Anybody else besides broadcaster Edwin Newman have pet peeves about language?

3 comments:

Tim said...

Bill Safire

Lost in the Supermarket said...

Very true. I find Edwin Newman much more entertaining. I haven't checked out "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" yet, but I might soon.

Jeffrey said...

You see a lot of that mangled ostentation in legal documents. When you've had as many restraining orders filed against you as I have you grow tired of that style of writing.