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12 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From New Orleans

If you are looking to understand New Orleans culture, vocabulary is a good place to start. Here are some essential vocabulary words that you should put into your lexicon if you want to be able to blend into our unique history and way of life.

How many of these words do you use and know? What other words and phrases would you add? Let us know what you think in the comments below! We love to hear your feedback.

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