Okay, people. I have HAD it with this particular mixup of words. Seriously.
The Dog's Interest? Piqued.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online), the definitions of these words are as follows:
Peek (verb) :
b : to peer through a crack or hole or from a place of concealment —often used with in or out
1: a pointed or projecting part of a garment; especially : the visor of a cap or hat
2: a sharp or pointed end
3 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
4 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
1: to arouse
anger or resentment in : irritate
linguistic 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
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.