Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??

WE THINK NOT.

Reasons:

1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family

 

  

  

However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 


Authors’ Night in Gold Beach featuring Keynote Speaker Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

Date: 

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Gold Beach, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will host Authors’ Night as part of the South Coast Writers Conference. Join the Gold Beach community for this exciting and uplifting evening. Jamie Duclos-Yourdon will give the keynote address, “Defining Success; or, How Not to Beat Yourself Up.”

Following his talk there will be readings by the other conference workshop presenters, as well as a chance for book sales and signing. A freelance editor and technical expert, Duclos-Yourdon received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His short fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Underneath the Juniper Tree, and Chicago Literati, and he has contributed essays and interviews to Booktrib. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Froelich’s Ladder (Forest Avenue, 2016) is his debut novel.

Authors’ Night is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Curry Showcase Building on the Curry County Fairground. The event is free and open to the public. Space is still available for the conference workshops. For those interested in songwriting, there will be a workshop, “The Art of Song Craft” taught by Rita Hosking. Rita will be performing at the Pistol River Concert on Saturday evening. The fee for the songwriting workshop for those not registered for the conference is $20.00. Read more about Authors’ Night in Gold Beach featuring Keynote Speaker Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

Langlois Library Book Sale

Date: 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

Love books? You can easily find the books you like to read at the Friends of the Langlois Library’s Book Sale, Saturday February 25th from 9am to 4pm at the Langlois Lion’s Club, Floras Lake Loop in Langlois.  Fabulous low prices will help you stock up on books for the rest of the year!  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 547-348-2066.


 

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