Newsreader: He snuck into the compound.
I know the word has been around longer than I have and that it is accepted as a common variant for the past tense of the verb sneak. What I don't know is why I am so offended by it. Everyone does it. There must have been a pedant, a martinet, somewhere in my past whom I cannot sneak away from.
(btw, The prepositional ending does not offend me. In this instance.)
And even as I typed this I hear from the toob, "dattah" when the speaker clearly meant "data." Now that offends me, and rightly so.