Get Ready for Words Matter Week 2012

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling for Words Matter Week 2012It’s time to focus on words once again, and in preparation for the Words Matter Week 2012 celebration, we’ve uploaded a new poster. You are welcome to print it, post it, distribute it, and otherwise use it, as long as you leave it intact. If you’d like to link back to this site, please use to get directly to our home page.

Words Matter Week takes place March 4-10, 2012.

The quote for this year is by Rudyard Kipling:

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling

 If you decide to blog on this quote, please be sure to link back to this post.

Over the course of Words Matter Week, we invite you to blog on the questions below.

Writers craft words into memorable phrases, stories, poems and plays. Who are the writers who make your heart sing? Why?

What word, said or unsaid, has or could change your life? How?

Communication breaks down when words are misused. What is the funniest or worst break-down you’ve ever observed?

What person in your life helped you understand the importance of choosing words carefully? What would you say to them if you met them today?

If you had to eliminate one word or phrase from the English language, what would it be? Why?

Each blogger who posts responses to all five questions will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 gift card from Amazon (nothing better than books for a word-lover!). The winner will be announced in the next issue of The Edge, NAIWE’s e-mail newsletter (if you don’t receive it yet, you may subscribe at

When you compose your challenge post, remember to write it on your own blog, and include a link to the post with the specific question. When you publish your post, come back to this stie and leave the title of your blog response and a link to your blog in the comments section of the post you are answering. As always, we look forward to reading your responses

4 thoughts on “Get Ready for Words Matter Week 2012

  1. Good point! I’d just made the press release which had the date, and completely overlooked that little detail. Thanks for the reminder– it’s been added.

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