Dear 100 Hour Board,
I recently read Pride and Prejudice, and I really enjoyed it. However, I was puzzled because sometimes it would talk about the folks going somewhere, but it wouldn't give the whole name of the place. It would say "----shire". Only the little hyphens were connected as one line. What was that all about?
Because she didn't wish to use any specific locations that exist in reality and didn't wish to be misinterpreted, she simply put "-shire." It means it's a town that does not exist and she didn't even give it a fake name.