Saturday, July 10, 2004

Find a different kind of stimulation

The past tense of "whet" is "whetted."

So: "The speech whet his appetite" is wrong. "The speech whetted his appetite" is technically correct.

But it sounds terrible and is cliche to boot. Here's your chance to do humanity a favor.

And I'll take this opportunity to issue a reminder: If your interest is "piqued," it's not spelled "peak" or "peek."


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