WTF, America?? Learn English!

Okay, people. I have HAD it with this particular mixup of words. Seriously.

Peek.

Peeking.

Peak.

Mountain Peak.

Pique.

The Dog's Interest? Piqued.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online), the definitions of these words are as follows:

Peek (verb) :

a : to look furtively
b : to peer through a crack or hole or from a place of concealment —often used with in or out

Peak (noun):

1: a pointed or projecting part of a garment; especially : the visor of a cap or hat
2: a sharp or pointed end
a (1) : the top of a hill or mountain ending in a point (2) : a prominent mountain usually having a well-defined summitb : something resembling a mountain peak
a : the upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail   b : the narrow part of a ship’s bow or stern or the part of the hold in it
5: a : the highest level or greatest degree  b : a high point in a course of development especially as represented on a graph

Pique (verb) :

1: to arouse anger or resentment in : irritate <what piqueslinguistic conservatives — T. H. Middleton>
2  a : to excite or arouse especially by a provocation, challenge, or rebuff <sly remarks to pique their curiosity>  b : pride <he piques himself on his skill as a cook>

I am SICK AND TIRED of seeing people confuse these three words… CONSTANTLY. It’s not “sneak PEAK”, you moron… Unless you happen to be referring to a sneaky mountain or something. If you want people to be interested in a glimpse of your new product, service, boobs, etc., call it what it is: a sneak PEEK.

Don’t make me get my knife.

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3 comments on “WTF, America?? Learn English!

  1. As a Brit, can I just add that the English also need to learn English.

    http://thegrammarnazi.tumblr.com/

  2. lol says:

    your vocabulary is improving… three new words you learned and thought. 🙂 bravo

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