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What does the following phrase mean?

I searched several dictionaries but I still don't get it. What does per se mean? The free online dictionary says intrinsically. But what does that mean, thought?

by Anonymousreply 601/27/2013

"so to speak"

by Anonymousreply 101/27/2013

What does so to speak mean?

by Anonymousreply 201/27/2013

The OP isn't dumb, per se, but he is being thick.

by Anonymousreply 301/27/2013

It is a qualifier for the word or phrase, meaning that the usage might not be standard but should be interpreted easily enough by adding "so to speak."

by Anonymousreply 401/27/2013

If you lack the comprehension to understand dictionary definitions, why do you think we can help you? Just ignore it when you see it, since it is almost always used as an unnecessary elegancy.

Now stop bothering us with your demands to have your intellectual inadequacies pointed out.

by Anonymousreply 501/27/2013

It's the name of Thomas Keller's famous restaurant in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 601/27/2013
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