Probably not the first example of this one, but...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 14 21:38:33 UTC 2012

"He never promised to be progressive, _per say_."

The writer is discussing politicians' campaign promises and may
believe that, since Obama, in this case, didn't literally _say_ it,
it's not _per_ his _say_. Hence, he can't be accused of bullshitting
the electorate.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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