Used as an expression of alarm, horror, or surprise.
- ‘Last year we spent - wait for it - £117 billion on plastic - eek!’
- ‘This was a mistake, the world spun, and I had to hold on to the dresser to stop from falling over, my throat seized up, and brought back those razor blades. eek!’
- ‘They were so nice, and then they'd move in to kiss me and I'd be like, eew, eek.’
- ‘I haven't been able to because, eek, band camp is taking up most of my days.’
- ‘Carry on north through the tunnel - eek, there be dragons!’
- ‘I think I'm too much of a scaredy-cat to ever have a party up there, though - drunk people at sort-of-great height, eek.’
- ‘Stephen joined us at Caseys (where the scary old man from last time was again… eek!).’
- ‘Sunday morning and I was a little bit worse for wear… we got ready and Katie headed out to pick up Gareth's auntie for a meet the family meal… eek!’
- ‘I'm willing to bet you're charged between 12% and 30% interest per year if you don't pay off your balances in full every month - eek!’
- ‘The earliest section of the quiz requires you to match the replies given by some random selection of, eek, ordinary people.’
- ‘It shouldn't be a contest anyway, but if Donna was to suddenly decide she wanted more than a friendship… eek.’
- ‘For example, in London, more than half of all council tax bills will be over £1, 000 - eek!’
- ‘So while I would be loathe to criticize someone for being out-of-the-loop, musically (cause eek, I hate it when people do that), this does feel a little… cribbed.’
- ‘As it happens, UK house prices soared in 2002, rising over 25%, while average salaries increased by around 4% - eek!’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.