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I cannot remain silent any longer.

peaked1
· adj. (of a cap) having a peak.

peaked2
· adj. gaunt and pale from illness or fatigue.

peek · v.
1 look quickly or furtively.
2 protrude slightly so as to be just visible.
· n. a quick or furtive look.
– ORIGIN ME pike, pyke, of unknown origin.

pique1 /pi;k/
· n. a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride: he left in a fit of pique.
· v. (piques, piqued, piquing)
1 stimulate (interest or curiosity).
2 (be piqued) feel irritated or resentful.
3 (pique oneself) archaic pride oneself.
– ORIGIN C16: from Fr. piquer ‘prick, irritate’.

[All of the above definitions are lifted from the Concise Oxford Dictionary.]

If I see one more person use "peaked" where they're intending to mean "piqued" or even "intrigued" or "interested", I shall go ballistic on them. That is all.

ETA: This also applies to people who use "peaked" to refer to the act of looking swiftly at something.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
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