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12 Words And Phrases People In Louisiana Just Don’t Understand

If you grow up in Louisiana, you learn to speak in a certain way that can be quite different than it is for people who live in other places. That means you might have some trouble understanding one another—but we know we can figure it out soon enough. Here’s a guide for anyone who might be having some trouble understanding:

What other words and phrases do you find incomprehensible living in Louisiana? Let us know what it’s like for you! And, if you want even more laughs, check out this video of people trying to pronounce Louisiana place names. When know you’ll love it!

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