One of the more disturbed persons writing for the blog "Sonoran Alliance," a site suffering from multiple personality disorder, closed a post with this paragraph:
Decision Time … as they say in the marriage vows; If there’s anyone here that feels this administration’s actions should not be allowed to stand, let them speak now … or forever hold their piece.
Perhaps this was just in poor taste or perhaps someone pried the spell checker from the cowardly Veritas Vincit's cold dead hands? But then in the comments section we get some correction:
False Hope -- Please keep the Change Says:
August 7th, 2009 at 3:16 pm
I think you mean “peace.”
But I would like to forever hold my piece, in spite of laws trying to make that ever more difficult.
No telling which state "False" lives in, but it's obviously not AZ as our gun laws are not “more difficult” but instead have been re-jiggered so you can finger your piece almost anywhere, including bars, you know, so you can impress the chicks! But wait! There's more from our “author”:
Veritas Vincit Says:
August 7th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
Hmmm… which is it? Since the word “hold” proceeds it I was inclined to us “piece” since that’s what you can “hold”.
On the other hand, ‘keep the peace’ seems related to ‘hold your peace’ so perhaps that is correct?
Is there a non-activist English major in the house?
False Hope, I too am thinking of ‘holding my piece’. ;-o
Wow! A paranoid grammarian! VV lies, VV blogs, VV believes!
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Republican base!