I've always been fascinated by stories featuring mermaids.
Imagine my surprise finding a restaurant at an island off the coast of Spain serving mermalade. It got me thinking...
Languages are intriguing. There's thoughts, probabilities and possibilities about how they all came to be. Words give definition to our daily lives. We respond or react according to our understanding of language ~ be that verbal or non.
How much credit do we give Shakespeare or other writers of plays and such through the centuries who've added to our repertoire...and is that English or French or does it really matter?
Why not mermalade ~ a delicious condiment created in the minds of seafarers dreaming of their lady love back home on dry land? The interpretation is not mine to give.