Grammar gripe – take a sneaky peek


Admit it.  We’ve all done it.

Your fingers are racing across the keyboard at a million miles an hour and next thing you know you’ve written ‘sneak peak’ when of course what you meant to write was ‘sneak peek’.

Problem is, it seems to be sneaking up with such alarming frequency that it’s threatening to take over the world (okay, maybe not the world, but the dictionary at least).

If you don’t believe us, take a closer look when you’re perusing your next slab of social media posts, blogs or emails.

‘Sneak peak’ even made it into newsprint this week.

So let’s get this straight once and for all…….

To give someone a ‘sneak peek’ is to provide them a cursory glance, a preview, a sneaky look ahead at what’s to come.

A ‘sneak peak’ on the other hand, can be loosely defined as talking about a secretive mountain (peak refers to the top of a mountain or ridge, or the highest level of anything).

Got it?   Glad we had that chat.


Cheers,  TSW