Say your piece, or peace

Peace by Chocolate advertisement
An advertisement for Peace by Chocolate, a shop that donates 3-5% of all company profits to the Peace On Earth Society 

My book club met yesterday. We had a discussion that went something like this:

HOST: If you were to write, “Say your (piece)(peace), how you you spell it?

BOOK CLUB MEMBER #1: I would write p-i-e-c-e.

BOOK CLUB MEMBER #2: I would say that it’s p-e-a-c-e, because after you’ve spoken, you feel at peace.

BOOK CLUB MEMBER #3: I think it’s p-i-e-c-e.

BOOK CLUB MEMBER #4 (that would be me) : I think it’s p-i-e-c-e because you are contributing your “piece” to an interaction.

HOST: I always spelled it p-e-a-c-e. It’s saying your peace. Speaking what is in your heart so you can rest easily.

2 out of 5 book club members had a peaceful take on the expression.

And you know what? I like both. After all, the play on words works for the Peace by Chocolate company in Antigonish, NS.

I feel better now that I’ve said my peace. I think I’ll have a peace of chocolate.


Our book club was discussing The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, a book that left some of us feeling less than peaceful. We all loved the title though.

9 thoughts on “Say your piece, or peace

  1. marianbeaman

    Writers get to play with words, all the live-long day. And we get to speculate about words like “piece” and “peace.”

    I’ll have a piece of chocolate whilst I ponder the thought. . . . and, consider what “whip-stitch” means, outside of the world of baseball. Ha!

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  2. Ally Bean

    I think technically it is “piece” when used in this situation, however I like words so I could be happy with either spelling. If I were to say my piece about this conundrum I’d suggest eat some chocolates, groove on the sugar high, and let peace flow over you.

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