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Tuesday 21 November 2017

'I'm too embarrassed to ask' - US TV hosts struggle to make sense of the meaning behind 'Aer Lingus'

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'.
Klly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest discuss the meaning behind Aer Lingus on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

American TV hosts Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa think that the 'Lingus' in Aer Lingus is a place.

The talkshow hosts were discussing the changes that will be made to LAX airport in Los Angeles during a segment on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday morning.

They mentioned that a number of airlines will have to swap terminals at the airport and among those affected is Aer Lingus.

That then prompted a discussion on air carrier names and meanings.

Klly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest discuss the meaning behind Aer Lingus on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'.
Klly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest discuss the meaning behind Aer Lingus on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'.

"If you're going to Canada, Air Canada. If you're going to Lingus, Aer Lingus. I don't know where that is... I think it's in Ireland somewhere," said Seacrest.

"Is that true?" asked Ripa.

"I've always been curious about Aer Lingus but too embarrassed to ask. I'm like 'What is Aer Lingus?' and I want to go on it," she added.

But as we're sure you know, the name Aer Lingus derives from the Irish term 'aerloingeas' which means 'air fleet'.

You remembered that from school, didn't you?

Nope?

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