Monday, September 13, 2010

You know you're from South Louisiana

You know you're from South Louisiana if... (I had to remove a few.. cause I am just a newbie New Orleanian!)

You can properly pronounce Lafayette, Bossier, Natchitoches, Opelousas, Shongaloo, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, and you know that New Orleans doesn't have a long "e" sound anywhere in it

You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.

You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to door but by the availability of shade.

You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a "New Orleans-based" movie or TV show.

You measure distance in minutes.

You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, beer, and bait all in the same store

A Mercedes Benz isn't a status symbol. A Chevy Silverado Extended Bed Crew Cab Truck is

You know everything goes better with Tony's or Tabasco.

You actually get these jokes

You are 100% Louisianan if you have ever had this conversation:

"You wanna coke?"


"What kind?"

"Dr Pepper."

you have ever had to switch from heat to AC in the same day.

you use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I am fixing to go to the store."

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, insect, or mammal.

You know only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco, and Tony's

You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good gumbo weather.

Fried catfish is the other white meat

You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads.

Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.

You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, "Don't eat the dead ones," and you know what he means.

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

Little old ladies push YOU out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.

You leave a parade with footprints on your hands.

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

You know that Tchoupitoulas is a street and not a disease.

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

Your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.

You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.

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

You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.

You know what it means for food to come 'dressed'...

you 'ax' for things...

You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfishboils

Drive-thru daquiris -- it's not drinking and driving until you put the straw in.

You know cowpatties are not made of beef

You have a monogrammed go-cup.

You've ever worn shorts at Christmas time

You pronounce Lafayette as "Laffy-ette" not "La-fy-ette"

You know the meaning of a "Delcambre Reeboks" (that would be a pair of all white fishing boots)

You've ever had Community Coffee

You pronounce the largest city in the state as "Newawlins."

You prefer skiing on the bayou

You can list all the ingredients of a gumbo or a jambalaya

1 comment:

{Kimber} said...

these are great!!! and so true