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Posted by: Phantom Shadow ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 06:41PM

Idaho's US Marshal, territorial representative, and then senator who was anti-Mormon and very anti-Smoot. This was late 19th, early 20th century.

Fred Dubois

I would call him Du-bwa but I have a memory from somewhere that in Idaho he was Duboys or Duboyz.

And when he went to Washington, which did the Easterners call him?

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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 06:44PM

in b 4 ~ "we jes call him 'Fred'" ~

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Posted by: badassadam ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 06:45PM

All idaho senators can kiss my ass, sorry i live in this hell hole i am aloud to say this.

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Posted by: kenc ( )
Date: October 11, 2017 01:51PM

Hi Bad. . . . .

I live in North Central Idaho, Latah County, Moscow. Home of the University of Idaho and 8 miles east of Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

This county in Idaho is liberal and very tolerant. Only about 5% Mormons here. And when you factor in the number of inactives, you rarely see a Mormon unless you are a school teacher.

Just wanted you to know that some parts of Idaho are very nice to live in, tolerant, compassionate and good places to live.

Ken Clark, former full time CES, and so happy to be here.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 06:54PM

It's confusing... It's spelled DuBois, but both pronunciations are valid: po ta toe & po tah toe.

Yer welcome.

ETA!!! Let's call the whole thing off!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2017 06:55PM by elderolddog.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 08:02PM

Du-bwa is the correct French pronunciation of the French surname. But it is not unusual for the name to be Americanized into Du-boys.

Psychic medium Allison DuBois, whose life is the subject of the TV series, "Medium," pronounces her name Du-boys.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 08:27PM

Technically, "Boise" is "bwa-zay."
But of course nobody in Eedahoe pronounces it that way.

So yeah, Du-bwa is probably (like bwa-zay) Du-boys there.
For the same reason.

They don't know the language of the gods (French).


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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 04:17PM

To the locals newcomers Boyzee.

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Posted by: uhhsoyeah ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 06:22PM

It's Boy-C, not Boy-Z. Gosh.

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Posted by: Levi ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 10:40PM

When I was around 13-15 I was in Idaho on family vacation with my mom and her 3 sisters. Two of the sisters were living in Idaho and we lived in seattle. I was reading something and my Aunt LaMon (I know, right?), with a giant snear on her face, said "why do you keep saying 'doo-bwa'? It's 'doo-boyce'.

So there I sat, correct and wrong at the same time.

I find all things even remotely related to Mormonism to be very unrewarding, and for me, that's the entire strip from Idaho to Arizona.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 10:57PM

I always mispronounce French and commit a fox pass.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 01:48AM

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Posted by: GregS ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 11:23AM

Fill-it mig-non? Or is it fi-let?

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Posted by: elderpopejoy ( )
Date: October 10, 2017 10:44PM

donbagley Wrote:

> I always mispronounce French and commit a fox
> pass.

Trez beans Don.

The semi-literate rustical Gauls devolved the superior Latin tongue of early times into the mess they speak and write today.

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Posted by: gemini ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 12:17AM

I'm from Idaho. I had relatives in Doo-boyce. That's the way we pronounced it.

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Posted by: ookami ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 02:24AM

I grew up in Southeast Idaho (aka Little Utah) and would have pronounced it "Duboyz."
Then again, I didn't take French in high school.
I don't know what people in Eastern Washington would call him though.

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Posted by: Aquarius123 ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:10AM

I'm going to fix some delicious whores-devores for my Halloween party. Maybe cheese and crackers.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2017 07:10AM by Aquarius123.

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Posted by: Levi ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 04:03PM

Don't forget the crud-ites

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:14AM

I went to high school for one year in Dubois, Idaho.

We pronounced it "Du-boice" - and yes, it was named thus after Fred Dubois, the politician.

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Posted by: boilerluv ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 03:15PM

I don't live Idaho or even Utah. I live in the ruby red flatlands of Indiana, but I went to school with several kids whose last names were Dubois.

One of them pronounced it Du-boyz.
The other ones all pronounced it Du-boy. With a very silent "s" on the end.

What's interesting to me is that NONE of them "Frechified" it. They were either "DuBoy" or "DuBoyz." No Du-bwa. Nope, nope, nope. :)

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 03:50PM

Well my family name was Americanized from the French name Chamois long before any Shumways ever arrived in Idyho.

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Posted by: Phantom Shadow ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 05:27PM

Thanks for all your help and for the laugh, donbagly.

I'm working on a proposal for a presentation, and if accepted, long time down the road, I would present it to a group which would include some native Idahoans as well as strangers to the region.

I once wrote a paper for a linguistics class on Utahnics. Growing up in SLT in the '50s I heard locals make fun of how some people from Idaho talked, but then I moved to CA and found out how much fun people made of that Utah Accent.

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Posted by: richardthebad (not logged in) ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 06:29PM

I know that Dubois, WY is pronounce Do-boyz. I've always been surprised that there wasn't a monastery there. Or at least a boy scout camp.

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:52PM

Just like it looks without the French accents. Dooboyce. Used to have to stop there for truck permits at the Conoco. If you said the town's name using the French pronunciation they'd look at ya like y'all wuz from Mars!

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 01:46AM

I remember the Conoco station. Wasn't it Conoco on one side of the street, and a Texaco station (or its equivalent,) on the other?

Dubois doesn't look like it's changed much in the intervening years since I lived there. Still the same population, only the town is more run down.

It isn't the kind of place people aspire to. It's more the kind of place people dream of leaving. I know because I was one of those.


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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 01:56PM

Coulda been. I just remember the Conoco and then repairing to a nearby bar for a couple cold beers and a burger before continuing on to Pocatello.

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Posted by: jkdd259 ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 12:14AM

Why is that when i even hear the mention of this state's name I cringe?


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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 12:53AM

Blanche DuBois was from Idaho?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 11:57AM

This is from a state that calls snowmobiles "snow machines".

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Date: October 10, 2017 10:16PM

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