Here’s a sneak peek on the Yahoo! front page that should pique your interest:
Why is sneak peek spelled correctly once and incorrectly once?
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:
Everest? Mont Blanc? Rainier? Just which peak is the sneaky one mentioned on Yahoo! Movies?
Does it not pique your curiosity? Don’t you wish you could sneak a peek at the answer?
Yahoo! writers have made this mistake more than 40 times before. So, it’s no surprise that it has shown up again on Yahoo! Movies:
Maybe the writers and editors think that because sneak rhymes with peak, that they must be spelled similarly. And that would be correct — if the word they want is the one that means “A tapering, projecting point” like the peak of a mountain. If they want the word that means “quick look or glance,” then that would be peek.
Take a sneak peek at this from Yahoo! Shine:
It’s the peak of homophonic errors.
Holiday time often makes people nostalgic about past Christmases, family gatherings, and Santa fantasies. What are you nostalgic for? Me? I’m nostalgic for a time when writers cared about the quality of their work and knew the basics of English, like the difference between it’s (a contraction for it is or it has) and its (a possessive pronoun):
I miss the days when professionals would be humiliated if a reader ever took a sneak peek at a homophonic horror like this:
I’m nostalgic for the days before there was a Yahoo! Shine.
Let’s just peek inside the mind of the Yahoo! Shine writer and try to guess what is growing inside the mind of a cook-comedienne:
Westfield, an Australian mall operator, put something on the top of the World Trade Center plans. I think it was a Banana Republic.
Or maybe Westfield gave a peek at the WTC plans. Could be. After all, this “news” appeared on Yahoo! News.