Down here in Shreveport, Louisiana, we have a certain way of doing things. We also have a different was of saying things too.

Shreveport is certainly a unique place in Louisiana. Granted, we're not south enough to hear that lovely Cajun accent... Instead, we're basically a melting pot that fuses cultures, accents, and sayings all into one community.

We certainly have the south in the mouth, with a little Louisiana flavor mixed in.

You know you're from Shreveport, or you've been here for a long time, if you say these things.

 

 

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    Bless Your Heart

    While the phrase "Bless your heart" is certainly heard all over the country, you'd be hard-pressed to find as many blessed hearts any where else. I've heard three people say this phrase today and i's only 1:00 PM.

  • 2

    How's Your Momma and Them?

    I'll be honest, I;'m guilty of saying this a few times myself. Let's face it, it just rolls off the tongue.

  • 3

    Fixin' To

    You're going to do it, but you're not quite ready to do it yet... You're fixin' to do it.

  • 4

    Y'all

    There aint a person reading this, that's truly from Shreveport or has been here long enough, that doesn't say the word "Y'all" on a daily basis.

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    Ratchet City

    Here in Shreveport, we don't call ourselves the Ratchet City with disdain or hate. We love the moniker, and say it with pride.