June 26, 2007 12:09 pm

Grammar Nut

Just a quick rant to say that I cannot stand it when people say something “peaked their curiosity.” The word you are looking for is “piqued.” PIQUED. Something can pique your curiosity but it cannot “peak” or “peek” it. IRRITATING.

I just saw that on a popular marketing community website, written by someone who is apparently an associate editor of the publication.

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