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09-24-2012, 06:57 PM #2681
You mean said your piece? Hahaha I crack myself up.
My point was- you were calling someone else out for being an idiot, and you yourself sounded like an idiot. I was more responding to you being harsh, and lampooning you for that, than calling you an idiot.
Anyways, back to autographing.
09-24-2012, 07:06 PM #2682
The evolution of the English language in its various forms allows for both, especially when we take into account a) the lack of historical standardization of language prior to the proliferation of dictionaries and also b) the sometimes arbitrary choices that have been made by early dictionary writers. These factors have caused a lot of confusion in etymology and at the same time, the evolution of language through new uses of words passing into the colloquial and then becoming accepted as literary through sheer frequency of use, is also worth acknowledging.
The phrase "say your peace" pertains to saying "that which will give you satisfaction or peace of mind."
In the related reference to "hold your peace" from the traditional wedding vow, "peace" in this instance most likely refers to "pact" meaning the wedding contract, which historically involved dowry and various conditions that had to be met before the marriage could actually occur. Therefore to "forever hold your peace" would mean to publicly "agree to your contract" without further objection and thus tacitly acknowledge the fulfillment of that contract.
Alternatively, the usage of "piece" likely derives either from Germanic applications of the word "stück" and its possible use at various points in the history of the English language or it may have been introduced through colloquial use possibly through the common adoption of journalistic terminology as in "opinion piece" "think piece" or "piece of writing". The phrases "piece of music" and "piece of art" also come to mind.
To "say your peace" means to say that which will satisfy some important issue or at least satisfy the need to let it be known.
To "say your piece" means simply to say "that thing you want to say" and it could be as simplistic as that.
Either work, but they have different sentiments.
09-24-2012, 07:08 PM #2683
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09-24-2012, 07:10 PM #2685
anyway back to why i came on the board today:
Jon Dorenbos will be at EHT Chickie's tomorrow for the radio show from 6-7pm
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