A little over a month ago I packed my dog and everything I owned and made the move to SBC. There are things I have heard that have made me do a double take. Just to be clear I am pretty sure you can't say these words outside of Louisiana and not get a "what the heck"  look!

1. Pinch the tail then suck the head!

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I have yet to have a local teach me the art of crawfish eating. There needs to be a how-to manual! Instead I get the "Well it's simple, all you gotta do is pinch the tail then suck the head!" Clearly I am doing it all wrong!


2. Cattywampus

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Nope, it's not a Oompa Loompa's last name. I guess I need to use a leveler when I hang my frames. According to a friend my work is "Cattywampus" When something isn't straight or it's misaligned.

3. Dressed

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Not talking about you getting up in the morning and getting ready. When you order a po'boy asked for it dressed if you want the mayo, lettuce and tomato!

4. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

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It means to let the good times roll! Everything in me wants to start singing Lady Marmalade doesn't it sound like it belongs in that song? I bet you I could sneak in "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler" right after "Voulez vous coucher avec moi"

5. Brake Tag


That fancy little inspection sticker, it's more of a brake tag. Wonder where that originated?