I saw the word “pacific” describing someone in a novel and it gave me pause. So I looked it up (really wish school had covered this one!)
Pacific means (according to Merriam Webster)
a : tending to lessen conflict : conciliatory
b : rejecting the use of force as an instrument of policy
a : having a soothing appearance or effect <mild pacific breezes>
b : mild of temper : peaceable
Apply this to the Pacific Ocean and it’s just hilarious. The “Peaceful Ocean” or the “Lessening conflict Ocean” – I mean I guess it used to lessen conflict ’cause crossing it was a lifetime sort of experience but…
Today I learned….