Sneak peek ahead 👀

Here’s a phrase you should always double-check when you’re writing: sneak peek. Errors can easily ~sneak~ up on you because peak is a word whose spelling mirrors “sneak,” but you need peek for this phrase. Have we piqued your interest? Here’s a quick rundown of these homophones: Peek has to do with looking, peak is the maximum or highest point and pique can mean a feeling or irritation as a noun. It can also be used as a verb meaning irritated: “She was piqued by his rudeness.”

A screenshot of a message from Stylebot on Slack that reads: ""Peek," "peak" and "pique" all mean different things. "Peek" refers to looking: "He peeked inside the room." (Beware the phrase "sneak peek," not "sneak peak.") "Peak" means a maximum or the highest point: "Let's be honest, I peaked in high school." And "pique"? It has a few meanings, but one of the most common uses is in the phrase "piqued my interest."

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