Watching an interview with Miami mayor Tomas Regalado, and thinking

it was an unusual surname if translated into English (given away, given

as a present), I remembered that we have the word regale in English.

She regaled us with stories of her years as a rebel teen at boarding


This use is the most common in my opinion. To entertain with stories,

tales, jokes.

There is another meaning which is to entertain lavishly.

The kitchen regales diners with 5 star Cordon Bleu cuisine 6 nights a


Apparently the word regale entered the English language from the

French around 1656 and has its origins in Middle French.


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