Miakoda wrote:NG14916 wrote:When Vonne is talking to you about medical insurance, she says "the perqs of power." Unless this is a joke that I just didn't get, it should be "perks."
Actually, perq is a proper usage of the term. Comes from the word perquisite (it is a real word, and it does mean privilege). I know in the US it is normally spelled perk, but I have seen the perq usage.
Are you sure? Perq shows up in Urban Dictionary, but not in the online versions of dictionary.com, Webster, or Oxford dictionary. If it's common slang in some areas then cool but I've never seen or read that being used, and I've read a lot of books. Even if it is correct, I think a lot of the readers will think it's a typo. Even Chrome and Microsoft Word put a red squiggly under it and think it's a typo.