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12 Unique Louisiana Names And Phrases That People ALWAYS Pronounce Wrong

Sure we have some unusual ways of saying things in Louisiana, but sometimes it seems like people never know the right way to pronounce things. Luckily, we’ve created this guide for anyone who might be somewhat new to the state. This way, you’ll always be pronouncing it right. Here are some unique Louisiana names and phrases that people always pronounce wrong:

So there are some unique phrases in Louisiana culture that are sure to be hard to pronounce if you aren’t paying close attention. We hope this helps you acclimate–which did we leave off of this list? Let us know what we should add in the comments below!

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting