Louisiana July 17, 2017
11 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Louisianian’s Have Their Own Language
We here in Louisiana have some crazy sayings, no doubt about it. If you’ve just moved here, or maybe you’re thinking about moving down, you’re going to need to learn a few sayings before you do. Here are just some of our favorite phrases you’ll hear in the Bayou State.
A little something extra. Say, for example, you buy a coffee at the store and they throw in a cookie for free.
2. Pinch the tail and suck the head
The only way to really eat a crawfish.
3. Laissez les bon temps rouler
Let the good times roll!
4. How’s ya mama an’ dem?
We wanna know! Siblings, aunts, cousins, neighbors, we need to know how everyone is doing.
No, not the wintry kind you throw at your friends. These are a delicious treat perfect on a hot summer day.
6. Gris gris
A gris-gris is an amulet that holds a spell that can be cast for evil purposes. Originating in Africa, the term is used by folks practicing the New Orleans Voodoo traditions.
Did you or someone you knew have a cat named Minou? Well now you know where it came from!
It's the only way to order your po'boy.
A Cajun dance party typically held after the children go to sleep.
10. Holy Trinity
Louisianian’s know all good Cajun cooking starts with onions, bell peppers, and celery. Anyone else know exactly how this picture smells?
This Cajun term of endearment is just another way to say "sweetheart" or dear".
10. Make Groceries
No, not literally make them from scratch.. Just gotta go to the market!
11. Where y’at?
Where are you? But can sometimes mean "how are you".
Did we leave any out? Add yours in the comments below!