This really piqued my interest. I couldn’t believe the mistake on Yahoo! Makers and I wondered if the writer even knew that piqued was a real word:
Take a peek at this capitalization (or rather, lack of capitalization) of Christmas on Yahoo! DIY:
Who doesn’t know to capitalize the holiday? The same person who doesn’t know that using that to refer to human beings is considered impolite. The pronoun who would be more to Emily Post’s liking.
Just one peek into this paragraph reminds us that the writer isn’t fond of capitalizing holidays like Valentine’s Day:
Or Mother Nature:
Reading that, you feel like you are really peeking into the mind of the writer, who has trouble picking the right homophone and who forgets to use an apostrophe to show that it’s kids’ art.
It must be hard for some people to keep information in their heads. Some people can write a paragraph and just can’t remember what they wrote minutes later. Take this excerpt from Yahoo! Style:
We can’t expect a writer to remember that there’s no hyphen in nonprofit. Nor that there’s no “the Barbados.” Nor that amongst is considered a pretentious variation of among to American ears. But she might remember that she wrote about a foundation created in honor of Rihanna’s grandmother.
Dang! If you hadn’t told us this, I would have believed that the foundation was in honor of her grandmother:
See? She forgot what she wrote in the preceding paragraph. That’s maybe too much info for anyone to recall.
Perhaps next time she pounds out an article for which she is paid real money to write, she’ll remember that a peak is a top and a peek is a quick look:
If you don’t peak at the top, where do you peak? Why do I ask? Well, just take a peek at this on Yahoo! News to see: