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if you're from Louisiana, this all makes sense...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stewmc5222, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. The crawdad mounds in your front yard have over taken the grass.

    You greet people with "Howzyamomma'an'dem?" and hear back "Dey fine!"

    Every so often, you have waterfront property.

    When giving directions you use words like "uptown," "downtown," "backatown," "riverside," "lakeside," "other side of the bayou" or "other side of the levee."

    When you refer to a geographical location "way up North," you are referring to places like Shreveport, Little Rock or Memphis, "where it gets real cold."

    You've ever had Community Coffee.

    You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas but can't spell it.

    You don't worry when you see ships riding higher in the river than the top of your house.

    You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used.

    The waitress at your local sandwich shop tells you a fried oyster po-boy "dressed" is healthier than a Caesar salad.

    You can eat Popeye's, Haydel's and Zapp's for lunch and wash it down with Barq's and several Abitas, without losing it all on your stoop.

    The four seasons in your year are: crawfish, shrimp, crab, and King Cake.

    You "wrench" your hands in the sink with an onion bar to get the crawfish smell off.

    You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.

    You believe that purple, green and gold look good together.

    Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.

    You know what a nutria rat is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.

    You have spent a summer afternoon on the Lake Pontchartrain seawall catching blue crabs.

    You describe a color as "K & B Purple."

    You like your rice and politics dirty.

    You pronounce the largest city in the state as "Nawlins." (ok, I have to add: People from New Orleans DO NOT SAY N'AWLINS! Most of us pronounce it "New Orlins")

    You know those big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.

    You assume everyone has mosquito swarms in their backyard.

    You realize the rainforest is less humid than Louisiana.

    You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron...

    You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window...

    When out of town, you stop and ask someone where there is a drive-through Daiquiri place, and they look at you like you have three heads.

    You have flood insurance.

    Your burial plot is six feet over rather than six feet under.

    You consider a Bloody Mary a light breakfast.

    You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras throws.

    You leave a parade with footprints on the top of your hands.

    You have a parade ladder in your shed.

    Your first sentence was "Throw me something mistah" and your first drink was from a go-cup.

    You worry about a deceased family member returning in spring floods.

    You reply to anything and everything about life here with "Only in New Orleans".

    You have a monogrammed go-cup.

    You get on a bus marked "Cemeteries" and don’t think twice.

    You shake out your shoes before putting them on.

    Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.

    No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.

    You get up in the morning and start cooking a pot of rice before you give any thought to what you'll fix for dinner.

    You ask, "How dey running?" and "Are dey fat?" when you're inquiring about seafood quality.

    When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.

    You call tomato sauce "red gravy."

    You eat sno-balls instead of throwing them.

    Your house payment is less than your air conditioning bill.

    Your grandparents are called "Maw Maw" and "Paw Paw."

    You fall asleep to the soothing sounds of four box fans.

    No one eats healthy. Fried Batter is actually a menu item in some restaurants.

    You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Louisiana.
  2. ....you mean there are people that don't understand that stuff??


  3. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    You're gonna think I'm making this up, but I was actually sipping a cup of Community coffee as I read this..... :p
  4. LOL
    :D :p :cool:
  5. Dude, when I lived in Orlando, we could buy Community Coffee (which is actually from Baton Rouge, NOT New Orleans) in the local Publix supermarket...along with ALL the Zatarain's stuff...haven't found a "source" here in Nawf Karlina yet, but I'm lookin'!!!! :)
  6. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Hum, I was born in Ft.Polk, LA when 5th mech ID was stationed there, but I don't get most of this. Guess it doesn't apply to Army brats. :p
  7. Well, first of all, Ft. Polk is a military installation, not much contact between the locals and the army brats. Secondly, well...that part of Louisiana...well...it isn't "Louisiana" in the classic sense, it's more like extreme east Texas or extreme southern Arkansas....

  8. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Darn, I missed out on the Lousiana experience. And you're right, I'd call that area more like super-south Arkansas AKA Hicksville.
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    nice. :D
  10. Until you've lived it, you have no idea how nice it is...


    ...unfortunately, you also have to deal with the weather, which ain't so grand...


    (So, I learned how to cook it all, then moved where the weather is nice! :cool: )
  11. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Maybe San Diego's not so bad after all. ;)
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I know a couple of places here in Dallas where I can get Community coffee, and in Arkansas too.

    We have Zatarain's at our local Kroger.
  13. Look! Signs of true culture and civilization west of the Sabine river!!! :eek: AMAZING!!!

  14. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    hey, keep Texas out of this! :spit:

  15. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    in the ATL area there weren't that many zydeco bands... So for a couple years straight, we were called for a bunch of crawdad and regular low country boils.

    ...it was very nice. :bassist:
  16. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    now i really miss home. :(
  17. Wouldn't have believed it until I lived it.
  18. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Lessee... I can get a cup of Community coffee by walking to the convenience store a couple of blocks away, I can pick up a 50 lb. sack of live crawfish at the grocery store next door from it this time of year, and some of my best friends are named Theriot, Soileau, Jagneaux, Godeaux, Hebert...

    ...and this is Texas???

    (Sorry NJL!)

    :bag: :D
  19. Well, you're in the civilized portion of Texarse, where there are more Cajuns than Texans!

    Should I break out my Texas/Louisiana joke now?????


    ....oh, OK....if you INSIST....(and even if you don't)...

    What's the difference between a coon@$$ and a horse's @$$????

    The Sabine River.


  20. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Aww man, I feel a "Boudreaux and Thibidoux" joke thread coming on...



    Punch line from my favorite: "Awww, nooo, Boudreaux, you put the sock in da FRONT of you speedo!"

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