Tay vs Taystee

jane   Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:07 am GMT
i'm reading Yan Rankin's The Hanging Garden, the following puzzles me:
Somebody tells inspector Rebus about a "one man...He killed himself. His name was Gavin Tay. He used to drive an ice-cream van...". Sinse this moment, while thinking of the man, Rebus calls him only as Mr Taystee, however talking with others he still uses the man's normal name. What the meaning of such change? Am i missing something here?
Uriel   Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:34 am GMT
Tastee Freeze ice cream is what that's referring to. It's a play on words.
Damian in Rankin country   Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:46 pm GMT
Jane: Och! .... you mean IAN Rankin...one of our local guys. Aye, the ice cream is awfie tastee......like the yill doon the Oxford. :-)