phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Mayday

Posted by R. Berg on May 02, 2001

In Reply to: May-day posted by Cheryl on May 01, 2001

: Where did the expression "May-day" orginate? (aborting a plane?)

"Mayday" is an international distress signal from a phonetic rendering of the French "m'aider," help me, according to the American Heritage Dictionary.