A WORD IN THE HAND: SPIKE
The point about a skewered fact is that it gets a rise out of pedants
A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd
If you can go an entire day without encountering a single spike, then you must be hiding underground with a bald hedgehog.
For those in touch with the slings and arrows of the outside world, almost every report on the rising number of Covid-19 infections in SA is accompanied by the word “spike”.
And in almost every instance, spike is used incorrectly...