[Mini-Rant] "Peaked" vs "Piqued"

Discussion in 'Writers' Corner' started by Kephras, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. I see this all over the place, and it's been driving the writer in me nuts.
    So, my good EMC fellows, let's be clear:

    Pique - to excite or stimulate. When you hear someone say "this piques my interest" or "you have piqued my curiosity," this is the word they're using.

    Peak - a high point or apex. If someone's interest has "peaked," this implies they are as interested in the subject as they're going to get, and it's all downhill from there.

    Peek - a quick glance; to look at. Your interest cannot be "peeked," though someone might peek over your shoulder to see what's so interesting.

    Thank you and good day.
    /mic drop
  2. The peeks into your life through your words have reached the peak of piquing my interest.
  3. This thread peeked my interest.

    :)
  4. ...And this is why movie villains are always English. :rolleyes:
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  7. (Gerard) Piqué - Spanish soccer player who plays for FC Barcelona. Played for Spain in the Euros and got eliminated by Italy in the round of 16. Final score was Italy 2 - 0 Spain.

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    (I'm sorry, but I had to do this :p)
  8. Why you gotta drop a 300$ mic like that? Also this has been the peak of my conversations all day. Thanks for piquing my interest with this thread, although I already knew this since it's common sense and most people learn this type of stuff studying in the 4th grade. It was nice to take a peek in here and see the struggles that I go through when chatting with lower intelligent life forms on other online communities.
  9. It was actually just a Chinese $0.80 microphone he found on Ebay.

    XHaro_Der enlightened me on these beasts a little while ago...
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  10. I always thought that mountain looked suspicious..
  11. i just took a peak so i could take a peek and then i got all confused ^.^
  12. Nah, it was more like $15 headset that happens to have a mic attached. :D
    Maybe you can return the favor and enlighten Haro on this thread?
    *runs away making Zoidberg noises*
  13. i am so sorry
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  14. Then Websters and Merriam are playing one hell of a prank on me... :confused:
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