Mighty Red Pen

October 6, 2008

Peek vs. peak (vs. pique)

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:22 pm
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Take a peek at this typo, seen at Drumlin Farm, in Lincoln, Mass.:

Okay, here’s the deal. When you are making a delicious pie with a meringue topping, you beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. However, if while in a dark forest, you find that your curiosity is piqued and you wish to cast your eye upon unsuspecting pill bugs looking for a dark place where they are protected from you, please just take a peek.



  1. OK, for some reason, the first thing I thought of when reading that was the expression “take a view” which, of course means “use the shovel” Too much backpacking has made my mind dirty. 🙂

    Comment by crochetgrl — October 7, 2008 @ 3:10 am | Reply

  2. Don’t you just love the complexities of the English language? LOL Peak, pique and peek.

    Comment by Kasey — October 7, 2008 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  3. What else can be piqued apart from your curiosity and your interest? And who else here pronounces ‘piquant’ with a faux French accent?

    Comment by JD — October 8, 2008 @ 6:34 am | Reply

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