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Reader Richard Timberlake has his curiosity peaked, too, among other things...

I read with amusement Malcolm Tent's note about peak vs. pique. About 5 minutes later, I read a joke from an email subscriber list. Sure enough, someone's interest was peaked in the joke.

A few days ago, a newspaper article described someone as straight-laced - who'd want crooked laces, anyway?  I have often read that someone poured over a book or newspaper - this must make for wet reading.  Another recent orthographically-challenged article mentioned coming to your sight, when the author meant to cite site.  A reporter in our local newspaper wrote about a grizzly sight when describing a bloody scene, not a view containing certain bears. 

Occurrences like this seem endless.  If ignorance is bliss, today's writers must be really, really happy.

Is there something you read or hear that sends you up the wall?

Do tell us.

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