Conundrums for Geeks

February 7, 2012

I’m afraid that peak/pique/peek is quickly becoming the thinking man’s to/too/two.

I guess that makes sense, because affect/effect is the thinking man’s your/you’re.

And of *course* I’m as guilty of them as every one else, but there are a few words that should come pre-set with alarm bells. . .



  1. It’s going to get worse, too. Improper use of english has increased due to the advent of texting and twittering, as well as a certain failure of the school systems to require proper language.


    • Y’know, I’ve tried and tried, and I can’t remember being taught these things at all. Of course, I also can’t remember being taught to read. . .

      I guess it all goes back to, “Is it what the teacher teaches, or what the student learns?” 🙂

      (One day I will stop drawing all my philosophy from either Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, but it shall not be this day.)



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