Thursday, February 7th, 2013
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Fit Of Pique

If you are previewing something or getting an early glimpse, you are taking a PEEK. If you're at the summit of the mountain, you're at the PEAK. Please make a note of it.

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I'm pouring over this post very carefully.

Murgatroid (#2,904)

Hey, could you make the slug a regular thing, Alex?

Alex Balk (#4)

@Murgatroid It's usually just implied.

mbmargarita (#165,578)

You know what's a ridiculously difficult phrase to spell correctly, though? "SNEAK PEEK."

For example, I definitely just attempted to type "sneek" on my first try. WTF.

Vera Knoop (#2,167)

@mbmargarita snique!

zinger (#171,774)

@mbmargarita – in my backwater part of the world I'm seeing "sneak peak" until I want to cover my face with fingers and then pique out between them.

Daniel Sargeant (#7,340)
Alex Balk (#4)

@Daniel Sargeant Oh my God, yes. As one of the many people who emailed that to me pointed out, it's the Favorites section that make it particularly great.

BadUncle (#153)

@Daniel Sargeant Well there's the pinnacle of social media. You might even call it, the zenith, or what's the word I'm searching for? Lagrange Point?

Daniel Sargeant (#7,340)

@BadUncle Apex.

hockeymom (#143)

@Alex Balk You do not want to mess with the Langley girls LAX debutantes because they will "formally fuck you up."

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

I, sir, am neither of those things. I am taking a leek.

BadUncle (#153)

@SidAndFinancy Be sure you do it in the Lou.

gabba_gabba_hey (#6,046)

Are there any Stealth Mountain-like things that correct people when they use "apropos" to mean "appropriate"? Because it's rampant, and wrong.

hockeymom (#143)

@gabba_gabba_hey Literally.

This is just of fit of pique.

dialectric (#6,128)

Peek is terrible even when used correctly, with a possible exception made for games played with toddlers. And no one should be using apropos to mean anything.

It's been that kind of weak.

zinger (#171,774)

Saw a headline recently that said something "ran the gauntlet" when the meaning was "ran the gamut."
Also hated: "Everyday" (ordinary) to mean "every day" (once in 24 hours). The words are different. "The Cubs start an everyday pitcher every day."

zinger (#171,774)

A co-worker was trying to give me some props in a staff meeting and he said he wanted to "single me out for special condemnation." I told him to talk to my wife.

goodiesfirst (#3,448)

Not rampant, thankfully, but shudderbug recently made me reexamine everything.

Dual (#11,383)

Related: "Those pole dancers I tweeted about really peaked my interest"…

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