Robert LaFollette

StevenSteven Senior MemberPosts: 3,386 Senior Member

Wisconsinites - and George - probably know of the Republican Progressive Senator.

But how was his last name pronounced? La FAH lit or La foh LET?


  • creekyguycreekyguy Posts: 327 Senior Member

    Duh : pronounced Duuh.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,914 Senior Member

    I've always heard it pronounced with a hard "oh" and a slight accentuation on the last syllable.

    What I would love to see is someone like him or TR emerge to lead the GOP back from the far right, and a Truman-like figure to bring unity to the warring Dems

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member

    I went to Robert M La Follette High school. It's La Folit.

    Have a good one guys. Hasta Luego.

    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,882 Senior Member

    I prefer the appellation given by my US history professor.

    "battlin' Bob"

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