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.