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What's in a name......apparently nothing, when it comes to the Gem State.

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We're playing the name game:  K-Hits $10,000 name game,  Tracy had this article on the show this morning: TRENDY BABY NAMES And I recently  discovered I was decieved in 4th grade about Idaho and what the name means.

 

According to website Nameberry, these are some of names enjoying the biggest jumps in attention and, therefore, are the trendiest new baby names:

 

- Rue
- Emmett
- Beckett

- Adele
- Ivy

The popular names are influenced by movies: i.e. Hunger Games, and musical stars - Adele and Beyonce's baby - Blue Ivy. 
So that got us chatting about the name of the state. In an attempt to win a bet with my brother about lentil growth in Idaho I stumbled upon the story of Idaho's name. 

Do you know what Idaho means in the native language?  If anyone bets you that it's something about the land of the brave or the sun rising on the holy land or anything like that bet them.  It means nothing.  Idaho was a contrived name by one George Willing, a mining lobbyist who told Congress that it meant Gem of the Mountains in Indian language.  Yea right if that Indian was dating a woman named Ida.  Willing dreamed up the name and urged Congress to adopt it for the new territory in the Pikes Peak region, which we know today as Colorado. 

 

So this isn't the age of information, this was the Victorian age. Word doesn't get around as fast as today. 

Tracy, Carl and I were just sitting around the studio imagining George with his main squeeze Ida promising her how he's going to name a state after her.  Indian words were big at the time and they ended in ho:  Navajo, Arapahoe.  So time goes on and Congress realizes that George was pulling their leg and they say "No Way George".  But wait.....later another territory wants to become a state (Idaho) and Congress figures "What the Hell are we going to call it?"  "Hey", someone in the saloon says, "what about that bogus name George came up with?"  So we get some contrived name and are robbed of land when the surveyors get screwed up and make the Idaho/ Montana border hundreds of miles west of the mark.  Alcohol may have been involved in both those stories.

DAILY PAGE

 Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 
EVENTS

 

STROLL FOR THE HEART & SOUL -

Free Tues & Thurs  7– 9 am – ID Botanical Garden

 

Last Days of “Open to Interpretation” at Boise Art Museum.

 

Fort Boise Gun Show - Treasure Valley Flea Market – Expo Idaho  Saturday and Sunday.

 

$Money$

 

POWERBALL      $ 94 Million

MEGA-Millions – $42 million

Hot Lotto  $1.37 Million

 

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices

 

Regular

Mid

Premium

Diesel

Current

$3.780

$3.902

$4.002

$4.326

Yesterday

$3.786

$3.906

$4.005

$4.331

Week Ago

$3.780

$3.897

$3.998

$4.351

Month Ago

$3.642

$3.755

$3.855

$4.281

Year Ago

$3.609

$3.730

$3.826

$4.205

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

 Tops at the Box office

1.       The Hunger Games

2.       American Reunion

3.       Titanic

4.       Wrath of the Titans

5.       Mirror Mirror

Opening this week

The Three Stooges

 

i-Tunes music chart

1.              What Makes You Beautiful
One Direction

2.              Boyfriend Justin Bieber

3.              Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen

4.              Somebody That I Used to Know (Glee Cast Version)
Glee Cast

5.              Glad You Came The Wanted

 

 

READER BOARD

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1.                      FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James

2.                      FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James

3.                      GUILTY WIVES, by James Patterson and David Ellis

 HARDCOVER NONFICTION -DRIFT, by Rachel MaddowHardcover Advice & Misc.  WEEKNIGHTS WITH GIADA, by Giada De Laurentiis

ON TV  More on the TV Tonight link.     

 

CONCERTS:   Xanadu thru April 14  Knock 'em Dead Dinner Theatre;  Jerry Seinfeld-  May 17 7p -Morrison Center  ; Rodney Carrington , May 10 7p; Taco Bell Arena;  Opera Idaho Presents Oklahoma! June 29 and July 1  Idaho Botanical Garden;

 Melissa Etheridge  June 14 7:30p at Eagle River Pavilion; Norah Jones 8/19/2012 Sunday 7:00p Idaho Botanical Garden,  Crosby, Stills and Nash 8/24/2012 Friday 7:00p Idaho Botanical Garden;

 

Environment

Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition

GOOD-AQI= 35

SUNRISE 7:08 SUNSET 8:24

Yesterday’s Hi 77 Today’s 71

 

 

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