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Comment: Thanks for correct uses of peek, peak, pique
Writer Joyce Coomer hopes for continuing improvement in our language: "...A few other misuses are vise instead of vice, cage instead of cadge, and the interchangeable (NOT!!!!!) usage of reed/read, leech/leach, site/sight/cite, heel/heal, and the most recent really annoying one -- conscious instead of conscience..."
By Joyce Coomer
Thank you very much for the correct usage of peek, peak and pique with the photograph of snow-covered March flowers (Daffodil Watch 2018 - Peeking too soon, piquing before peaking ). Now, will you please apply for a free-lance proofreading job at all major publishing houses?
I am tired beyond belief of the myriad errors I find in books I read, especially since all those places require a proofreader to have a bachelor's degree in English.
Apparently, from the glaring errors I see, the proper use of the English language is no longer being taught in higher education.
A few other misuses are vise instead of vice, cage instead of cadge, and the interchangeable (NOT!!!!!) usage of reed/read, leech/leach, site/sight/cite, heel/heal, and the most recent really annoying one -- conscious instead of conscience. The list is nearly endless.
Joyce M. Coomer
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