Today’s grammar lesson – Has Your Curiosity been Peaked or Piqued?
You want to use the word ‘peak’ don’t you? The peak of something, the apex, the top – well, sounds good, right? Wrong.
The correct term to use is ‘piqued.’ Her interest was piqued.
past tense: piqued; past participle: piqued
1.arouse (interest or curiosity).“with his scientific curiosity piqued, he was looking forward to being able to analyse his find”
synonyms: stimulate, arouse, rouse, provoke, whet, awaken, excite, kindle, stir,spur, intrigue, galvanizeOrigin:Mid 16th century (denoting animosity between two or more people): from French piquer‘prick, irritate’.Definition courtesy of Google 😉Wanna play? Gimme your best ‘piqued’ sentence. Go on, dare you! xx