1. Though seafolk and landfolk clearly have the same spoken language, as Ariel can understand what Eric's saying, their writing is different.
2. Even though Ariel's a princess, she's a woman in a time when females didn't necessarily need to be educated. Please ignore the fact the Ursula wrote up this contract herself. Let's assume Ariel doesn't know how to write anything but her name. She understands the terms of the deal from Ursula's explanation and signing is just a formality.
Recently, a friend told me she wants to be a mermaid "because they never have periods and don't have to wear pants." Which brings up an important question. How do mermaids make more mermaids? Their bottom half is fishy, so are they born from eggs?
|Oh sure, put the ginger in a clashing pink dress. Whose idea was this?|