Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Pet Peeve, Or, What Really Piques Me

A public service announcment for message board users in English speaking countries the world over:

If you want someone to take a quick look at a photo, link or message you've posted, the correct phraseology is this:

Take a peek.

It is not:

Take a peak.

I offer up this mnemonic in a last ditch effort to save a perfectly innocent word from extinction:

Correct: Tommy took a peek while Janie took a pee.

Incorrect: Tommy took a peak while Janie took a pea.

Please, for the love of the OED, get this right. Spell check will not save you.

6 comments:

Mrs. Chicky said...

Ha! Silly woman, misspelling words is what message boards are for. :)

Btw, take a peek (har) at my other blog. Your doggie is up there.

toyfoto said...

But what if Tommy really was absconding with the top of a mountain?

jen said...

i tried to peak in their but no one was their. i'll stop bye again.

HA.

Totally, absolutely drives me madders.

Sarah said...

Were you talking to me? Some of us are just too retarded to ever get it right :)

Jenifer said...

Thanks for taking over the roll of English teacher...


hee hee hee.....

Jenifer said...

Just to clarify, I know it's "role", for those who might have thought I was being sarcastic and stupid both at the same time...