P is for Pampelmuse

Pampelmuse, Pampelmuse please make me write better…


Pampelmuse. You’ve never heard this name before? Maybe you know it under the name of pomelo or grape fruit. But I like the name Pampelmuse so much more. Pampel-Muse a muse that hmh…pampels? I like to think there is a little fairy living in each Pampelmuse and we eat it, we can taste a hint of their magic. (Don’t be alarmed, the fairies always get a new Pampelmuse, they don’t die.) Pampelmuse sounds of so much more then grape fruit does. Why do some things have more than one name? And which would you prefer?


When I was a child I did not love Pampelmuses as well as I do now. Fruits sometimes were rare and I got Pampelmuses for my kindergarten lunch more often than I would have chosen. But when I started to write my novel about Lana and the blue phoenix, there came a day when I didn’t know what to include in a test of magic. And the Pampelmuse did come in handy. It was some when in November during the NaNoWriMo and I try to celebrate this day since then as the Day of the Pampelmuse :)


Maybe, what I like so much about the word Pampelmuse is the possibility of a hidden meaning behind it. There are others like Osterglocke for a daffodil or Tulpenbaum for the magnolia.

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  • #1

    LynneInPborough (Montag, 20 April 2015 08:28)

    What a wonderful word. You have such a great way of writing, it's a pleasure to read. I think we all need the Day of the Pampelmuse during Nano.

  • #2

    Julia (Montag, 20 April 2015 11:39)

    I think you write pretty well, especially considering you are fluently bilingual in English and German. My elementary understanding of Spanish is so sad, and no excuses for that.

  • #3

    Marie (Samstag, 25 April 2015 08:35)

    Thank you both for your kind words! I'm glad someone enjoys my unpolished thoughts:)