Word Wednesday Contest

June is Effective Communication Month so, to celebrate, Art of Eloquence is hosting a contest here on the blog where you could win free Art of Eloquence studies of YOUR CHOICE!  Here's how it works: CONTEST RULES/HOW TO ENTER: 1. Submit a family-friendly, funny or sweet story of miscommunication.  The story could have happened to you in "real life," you could have heard about it happening to someone else  OR you could write one out of your own imagination. It can be funny like a Foot in Mouth Man episode or a sweet and inspirational story.  Preferably just a few sentences or a paragraph, but there is no limit to the length if it's a good story. 2. Post them here as a comment on this blog post making sure to leave a valid email address and name so we can contact the winners at the end of the contest. 3. Enter as often as you like, but each entry (a different miscommunication story) must be posted in a separate comment! 4. At the end of the month, I'll post a few of the best stories of miscommunication and ask my readers to vote for their favorite in each of the two categories: Fun and Sweet. 5. It is understood that submissions may be used in future Art of Eloquence marketing.   WHAT YOU CAN WIN: 1. Winners will receive a free Art of Eloquence product of their own choosing! 2. The more entries we have, the more winners we will choose so please pass along the link to this blog post and ask others to enter! NOTE:  Contest is now closed. No more entries will be accepted.  We will be asking our readers to vote on the winners in the next few days! x If you liked this post, make sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed so you don’t miss one and SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter: for even MORE communication fun, FREE gifts, Book of the Month Club and exclusive excerpts and offers we don’t share with ANYONE else but our subscribers! x


  • marge

    Pretty good posting here. Awesome things are sharing here. I like your post ,Now I am waiting for your next post. So keep writing.

  • Carla

    Oooooh, looks like fun! I’ll have to think on this one. I’ve shot my big mouth off so many times without thinking, I could give FIMM a run for his money! ROFLOL

  • Joyce

    Some of my fondest memories of my children come from their mispronunciation of words during their young years. My oldest loved the movie Pinocchio with who see called Jimminy Cickit. My middle child with point to the sky and talk about the clowns, I thought he saw an image of a clown however, he was trying to say clouds. My youngest started playing video games way to young and would say “I have three wives,” instead of lives. Gotta love ’em.

  • Mary

    Our son received a Dairy Queen Coupon for a “FREE CONE” while attending a local Vacation Bible School Program. Excited to get something free, he wanted to visit the Ice Cream Parlor on the way home from VBS. While leaving the church parking lot, I hear his inquiring, but serious tone from the back seat of the car. "Mom, Is the coupon just for the cone?

  • Monica

    A few years ago, when our son was six, we were renting a house, and had a very good relationship with our landlord and his wife, Lorraine. (She made homemade donuts for us and things like that.) The time had come that we had to move to a new location. When I gave thanks to the Lord for the food at my meal with the children one day, I also prayed that the Lord would help us with the moving process “by keeping the rain away.” Amen. My son asked,“Why did you pray to keep Lorraine away?” I was glad to clear up that misunderstanding on the spot! :)

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