Crept

Today is the 15th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

Today is 08/13/2016

8 plus 13 equals 21

2016 divided by 21 equals 96

I went back to my 96th published post and found the 15th word.

That word is ‘Crept’.

Okay, write a post about crept.

merriam-webster.com has the following –

Definition of crept

past and past participle of creep

Rhymes with crept

sept, stepped, swept

grammarist.com has the following –

Creeped vs. crept

The verb to creep is traditionally inflected crept in the past tense and as a past participle. Creeped has crept into the language, however, and is now an accepted variant, though it might be considered informal or dialectal.

Crept is still considered preferable to creeped in almost all cases, with one main exception—in the past tense of the phrasal verb creep out, meaning to strike [someone] as weird in a frightening or off-putting way. As an inflection of this phrasal verb, creeped out is more common than crept out. Your spell check might catch creeped even when it’s used in creeped out, but spell check is wrong in this case.

From my 96th post, if I change my 15th word ‘crept’ to ‘creeped’, it would be the following –

I am 55 years old and I have aches and pains; some have slowly creeped up on me and others are due to injuries from exercising.

My word document did not underline it indicating it is okay to use.  But I do not think it works here, in the context of its meaning: I would find my aches and pains as weird in a frightening or off-putting way.

From Google, I entered the word ‘creeped’ and performed a search and selecting the ‘News’ category.

These top 4 search results were brought back.

Which of these headlines is using the word in the incorrect context of its meaning –

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Today is the 15th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

38 thoughts on “Crept

  1. I find that person creeping around IKEA to be very creepy indeed, they should mind their own creepy business if you ask me! (And of course, they are the ones who should have crept not creeped, that’ll teach ’em!) 😂😉

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