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Fists of irony
Geoffrey Pullum at Language Log coins revives a great phrase for prescriptivists: which-hunters and semicolonoscopists.

update: q_pheevr points out in the comments here that at least which-hunters is not original. I'm would have bet semicolonoscopy is original, but Google suggests it's not lexically unique to Pullum.</i>

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peak: noun: the tip of a mountain
peek: noun: short look; verb: to take a short look
pique: noun: anger, frustration, irritation; verb, to stimulate, especially as in to pique s.o.'s interest, probably only distantly related to the nominal sense; (noun: apparently also a fabric and a way of inlaying tortoiseshell, though they may be pronounced /pike/ not /pik/, disqualifying them as homophones).

[update from marnanel:]
Peke: noun, slangy: a small yappy dog (from Pekinese)
[update from _dkg_:]
peek: verb, computer jargon: to read the value of a memory location directly
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