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What Does 'Lingus' Mean?  
User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12950 times:

I've always wanted to know what 'lingus' means in 'Aer Lingus'.

Answers and comments will be appreciated.


Mark

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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12941 times:

I think it means "hangover" in Gaelic.


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12907 times:

I cunni answer that Big grin

User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 12851 times:
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Seriously, I heard it means fleet...


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 12839 times:

It's cunning whatever it is....

User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 12794 times:

Lingus means fleet - the English translation of Aer Lingus is Air Fleet. Originally, planes had 'Aer Lingus - Irish International' titles but this was shortened to 'Aer Lingus' when the 1980s green/blue stripes livery was introduced.

Shamrock_747


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13736 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12726 times:
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It'll always be Aer Guinness to me, though.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineShamrock1Heavy From Ireland, joined Nov 2002, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12695 times:

I asked my mom...she lived in Ireland for 30 years and her brother worked for them. "Lingus is the latin word for bird". I wonder if that is right.

I have flown them since birth, the only thing I remeber is trying to pronouce it at 4 years old!

-D



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12662 times:

Lingus is the latin word for bird

Nice try...but no. The Latin word for 'bird' is 'avis'. In any case, the closest word in Latin to 'lingus' is 'lingua' which, of course, means 'language'.


User currently offlineShamrock1Heavy From Ireland, joined Nov 2002, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12648 times:

Yeah...I thought it was little off.


when in hell, we'll do shots at the bar
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12637 times:

Heh its the Irish version interpretation of "Aeroflot".  Laugh out loud

N


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12520 times:

I always thought it had something to do with the tongue.

User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12474 times:

Thanks for all the replies.

Originally, I thought it had something to do with a Shamrock but obviously I was WAY off the mark.


User currently offlineAtpcliff From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 12258 times:

Hi!

I definitely don't know, but it sounds like something that you do between your wife's (or girlfriend's) legs with your tongue.

I'd like to give it a try!

Cliff
GRB

PS-You can see I've been away from my wife for too long!



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User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12176 times:

Interesting replies, but Aer Lingus actually means Air Fleet in Gaelic.

User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12025 times:

Again, thanks to everyone who gave me a reply Big thumbs up

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11919 times:

GoeingBoeing, I don't think anyone else got our jokes.

 Crying


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11920 times:

Flot is Fleet in russian. That is why Aer Lingus is so similar to Aeroflot. The meaning is the same. But Aeroflot beat them too it. Aeroflot is one of the many Flots in Russian there is "Morskoi Flot" NAVY or some other Flots. Speaking of Flots, I was recently in Moscow, and I saw a store called Elektroflot with the same font as the Aeroflot logo.
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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11894 times:

Doesnt Luft Hansa mean somethin similar?

Scotty


User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11871 times:

GoeingBoeing, I don't think anyone else got our jokes

That's because they are dopes.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Cunning indeed 777236er  Smokin cool
Good call Backfire!!!

A^A MD-11

[Edited 2003-03-13 01:06:03]

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5221 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11807 times:

What would have happened if T.A.T. and Western Air Express had taken the combined name of Transcontinental and Western Air Transport? T.W.A.T.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11802 times:

Aer lingus used to operate a fleet of Constelations. If the constellation was called the connie, and fleet is Lingus.....


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11789 times:

Don't worry. I got the jokes!  Smokin cool

LH423



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