RE: NANFA-- Mermaids in Seattle/off-topic

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 04 Apr 2001 10:04:48 -0700

Stupid question: does mermaid translate into seamaiden, after the French
"la mer"?

That John Smith! Mermaids, Pocahontas, Turkish princess, whatever else...
he liked the maidens and they liked him!

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

At 10:57 AM 4/4/01 -0500, you wrote: >Give the man a prize! John Smith did indeed report seeing (and nearly >falling in love with) a beautiful mermaid. I do not know about Ponce de >Leon, but there is another well-known navigator who reported that two named >members of his crew saw a mermaid in North American waters.

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