The Consell went to Consell the other day. Linguistic and toponymic origins conspire to create confusion in Majorca. The Consell that went to Consell was the Council of Majorca. Their destination, or the destination of the Council’s Majorca Tourism Foundation at any rate, was the municipality called Council. The confusion is all the fault of the Romans and of Latin. “Concilium” eventually gave us Consell (as in the Council of Majorca) but way back in time it also inspired the place name of Consell. The Romans, it would seem, used to meet there - concilium also means meeting; it was a meeting point between the cities of Palma and Pollentia.