Thursday, February 7, 2013

There is no Z in Boise.

One of my favorite towns in the whole world.



And there is no "cow" in Moscow. It's pronounced Moscoe. Long o.

There is no "u" in Coeur d'Alene. It's pronounced Core d'Lane.

There is no "Pend" in Pend O'Reille.There are no "L's" either, for that matter. It's pronounced Pondor-ray.

Sandpoint is pronounced Sandpoint.

Welcome to Idaho.


10 comments:

  1. Hey! That Z that isn't in Boise? I found it hiding in Kansas. :)

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    1. You can't trust those twisty bastards. Why there's even an S in Arkansas that insists it's a W.

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    2. And an "S" hiding out in Illinois, not making a sound.

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  2. I loves me my Idaho. Can't wait to move back to CDA some day. Probably when I retire.

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    1. I was born and raised in Cd'A. Third generation. Mom still lives there.

      Probably I will never move back to live, but I will always love my memories of growing up there. It is so different now that I always feel wistful and homesick when I'm THERE, wanting it to be the town it never will again. ...sigh...

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  3. If you get up that way, there's actually a town that'll give you a clue as to how to pronounce the name of the lake -- Ponderay.

    It's good filter to tell the locals from the imports. Er, I mean, invaders.

    M

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    1. Invaders is right! HA!

      There is also Athol. Pronounced Athel, but when we were kids we of course pronounced is ATH-hole. Then we would giggle like we were retarded.

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