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Mind your language

Are we at peak ‘peak’ yet?

A vogue usage that has been so done to death that even its jocular use is becoming wearisome

30 January 2016

9:00 AM

30 January 2016

9:00 AM

Near Victoria Station in London they began to build a tower-block advertised as ‘The Peak’. I expected it to resemble Mont Blanc. After a few floors, it was finished, and the top of the façade projected like the peak of a baseball cap. I felt cheated.

Peak is a vogue word that itself has gone through peak usage.

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