A day that begins with opening the OED is a pretty darned good day.
Not only does compromise come from “promise together”, as it ought, but to get there one must follow a beautiful rabbit hole of obsolete words including the verb-and-noun compromit, which I now dare myself to use in a casual sentence this week.
I began grumpy and self-centered and growling at the notion of submission which is in the first definition of the first word I checked…
Saved by words.
Saved by the beauty of words.
From where I was into wonder and laughter.
Keep this lesson, me gal, which is not poor grammar, it’s my gal pronounced before the Great Vowel Shift,
Keep this lesson. Let the words save me.
Now to look up gal.