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 Post subject: Deirdre from Airdrie
PostPosted: Sat 28 Mar 2020 2:14 am 
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In Midwinter Break by Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty, the narrator wanted to buy a whiskey bottle in Duty free shop at airport, the sale girl asked for his boarding pass. He reneged on the deal and stomped off back to where his wife was sitting and told her:

"They want my boarding card.'
'Who does?'
'I don't know what her name is. Deirdre from Airdrie.'
'Get me some Werther's – if you can remember.'

What "Deirdre from Airdrie" means? Can I presume he just means: "someone from somewhere"?


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 Post subject: Re: Deirdre from Airdrie
PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2020 7:28 pm 
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That's correct. (Airdrie, which rhymes with Deirdre, is a small town in Scotland not far from Glasgow, where the book is set.)


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 Post subject: Re: Deirdre from Airdrie
PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2020 11:24 pm 
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Errigal wrote:
That's correct. (Airdrie, which rhymes with Deirdre, is a small town in Scotland not far from Glasgow, where the book is set.)


Thanks Errigal!


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