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Why Are People Getting This Wrong? >.

Okay, look:

“PEAK” is the top of something, usually a mountain.

“PEEK” is a quick, furtive look at something.

So if you SNEAK PEAK, you are stealthily climbing to the top of a mountain. If you are getting an illicit preview of something, that is a SNEAK PEEK.

Please stop getting this wrong. It is beginning to walk up and down on my spine.

Thank you.

-The Gneech

Edit: And of course, I get a typo of my own. Pfui! That’s how thrown off I was. Bad grammar is contagious! Stop using it!

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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kamau_d_lyon
Sep. 1st, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Isn't English such a lovely language that way. For a lot of words it's clear cut as to the difference in meaning. For others it's not. That's why I can't cast a stone at anyone.

I constantly struggle with "then" and "than". (Hmm, didn't someone else just mention that?) I even keep a slip by the computer when writing.

"then" is a time connector (earlier THEN later)
"than" is a comparator (bigger THAN..., smaller THAN...)


But I still look at some sentences and see shades of gray making me guess which to use. Thank goodness for those who will read my stuff and point out my errors.

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