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Re: Marion Marcotte "jeez wheez"

Just got back from a little trip. Listened to the KVPI program, and yeah, you're right, no one called in about it. I still believe M. Marcotte is talking about some sort of farm implement or tool. I don't agree with "Dewey's" or "Safétida". If it were either of the two, he wouldn't put the article "un" in front of the noun. We always say "DU" safétida, not "UN" safétida, likewise with "Dewey's".
That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

Re: Re: Marion Marcotte "jeez wheez"

I'm with you Daniel, the more I listened to both, the more I think they just happen to sound a little alike. We may never solve the Marion Marcotte problem, but on KVPI they said they got the info from Blakes Pharmacy in Ville Platte. I am planning to go down there next weekend and I think I'll stop by Blakes and ask him about whatever the lady is saying, Roy may be right on that one.

Bryan Lafleur

Re: Re: Re: Marion Marcotte "jeez wheez"

I don't think that it's any kind of medication, either, because Marion Marcotte is listing farm tools that he received, and I don't think a medication would have been listed with them. It would have been listed before or after. It sound to me like it might "disc wheel" that he is saying, but, why wouldn't he have said "roue d'disc?"

By the way, was 55 years old, or older, before I realized that my father was actually saying "disc" in talking about that emplement. I always thought he was saying "dix" (ten), which is what it sounded like. For those of you that don't know what a "disc" was, it's an emplement with two wheels, with a "fleche" (pole) that was hitched to two mules/horses, a seat for the worker to sit on in the back, and had a set of discs atached below, and forward of the seat that would pull dirt from the bottom of a field row towards the top of the row (now called hippers). Another version of this tool, one without the seat, was known by it's manufacturer name, "un Moline."


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