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Offline Keith13

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You know your from Louisiana when
« on: February 25, 2009, 01:39:05 PM »

> You know you're from  Louisiana when...
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> Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside, even in December.
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> You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads
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> You don't look twice when you see pink flamingos in yards of nice subdivisions during Mardi Gras.
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> You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfish boils.
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> Your ancestors are buried above the ground.
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> You drink Community Coffee, have tried Starbucks, but don't see what all the fuss is about.
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> You take a bite of five-alarm chili and reach for the Tabasco.
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> Every once in a while, you have waterfront property .
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> You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, "Don't eat the dead ones," and you know what he means.
> You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.
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> You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.
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> Little old ladies push YOU out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.
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> You believe that purple, green , and gold look good together.
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> Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.
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> You know what a nutria is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.
> Your town is low on the education chart, high on the obesity chart and you don't care because you're No. 1 on the party chart.
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> Your house payment is less than your utility bill.
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> You know that Tchoupitoulas is a street and not a disease.
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> Your grandparents are called "Mam-Maw" and "Paw-Paw."
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> Your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.
> You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a "New Orleans-based" movie or TV show.
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> You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.
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> You're walking in the French Quarter with a plastic cup of beer.
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> When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.
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> You've eaten at one or more of these restaurants, AND know how to pronounce them:     Prejeans, Tu Jac 's, Gallatoire's, Ralph & Kacoo's, Brunet's, or Mulatte's.
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> You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.
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> You call home just to find out what your momma'nem are having for supper tonight.
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> You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from
> Louisiana
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Re: You know your from Louisiana when
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 01:43:12 PM »
I am originally from Brooklyn New York and you people sure are different ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: You know your from Louisiana when
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 12:01:04 AM »
You're from Lousiana if you pronouce "NeuAurluns" as one word and drag it out.

You know you'r from Lousiana if you have to climb a hill (levee) to see the Mississippi River.

If the Levee breaks and leaves the roof of your house submerged 2 feet under water, you live in NeuAurluns.
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Re: You know your from Louisiana when
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 12:41:54 AM »
Annette, when we went to New York City it took me awhile to get used to the way the people were!  They were so brusk in speaking & mannerisms.  I thought they were being mean at first. Watching & listening to them with each other it became clear that that it's just the way they were on the outside.  I met some of the nicest, most helpful people!  It was an amazing city, glad I don't live there but very nice to visit!  The Smithsonian, the art museums, hot dog carts, Central Park, that church abbey museum(I don't remember the name) was gorgeous, all the old bibles & robes, just the feel of the place is vibrant..but only in small doses!  J
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Re: You know your from Louisiana when
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 09:49:19 AM »
God I miss living in Louisiana NOW that is a party state.
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Re: You know your from Louisiana when
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 10:12:03 AM »
You know you're from  Louisiana when...

At a crawfish boil, out of towners give you lessons on "How to peal a crawfish" and after they watch you peal 10 to their one they exclaim, "you must be from Louisiana!"

You put hot sauce on pbjs, at least I do!

If you throw out some names to a stranger in conversation, there's a 75% chance that you know someone they know or you find out you and the stranger or related somehow, cause its the crescent city, a big u-turn.

Snow, what is that again?

Hurricanes are evacuation vacations.

Every household has at least one fishing pole, crab traps and crawfish nets.

You never want to get the baby in a king cake and you know what that means.

Other people have accents, you talk normally, dawlin'

Who dat?

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Re: You know your from Louisiana when
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 08:28:39 PM »
In a dark empty room:

Who dat, say who dat, every time I say who dat?
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