M’Aidez vs. May Day

Mayday on a May Day…seems rather ironic.

2017-05-01-10-17-39-907People often confuse Mayday – the famous cry for help – with the world’s reknown May Day…okay, they’re both famous terminologies. They sound alike but as far as the east is from the west, they differ in meaning.

Mayday (M’aidez)
“Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”

Mayday is used as an international radio distress signal, especially by ships and aircraft. It is actually the phonetic representation of “M’Aidez,” in English. So, M’aidez is a French word that means “Help me.” And it is mostly likely coined from the sentence, “Venez m’aider,” meaning, “Come and help me.”

May Day

…or International Workers’ Day is the special holiday for celebrating workers. Even though it is not an official holiday in America, many people still take the time to celebrate it as a spring festival.

 

Today is another May Day. It is the beginning of the month of May, and there is transition in the air. It is also a beautiful time to pause from all the work and appreciate nature.

Happy Workers’ Day people! Don’t forget to smell the flowers.

 

It is #InkspireMonday
Let’s roll!

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