May Day anniversary

It’s a strange coincidence that a French word for “help me” (“m’aider”) should not only mutate into English usage as a pilot’s distress call but do so as a homophone (“mayday”) for the Communist holiday (May Day) on which Gary Powers was shot down over the USSR 50 years ago. Was it also a coincidence that ex-radar operator Lee Harvey Oswald had defected to the USSR at the time? It boggles the mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_U-2_incident

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