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Posted 11/25/2013 by MrsDepp in NSBR Board


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Posted: 11/25/2013 7:09:44 AM
I saw this on Facebook earlier today and loved it! Its 20 ways to tell if you're really from Louisiana. Think of it as "You might be a Louisianan if.... Enjoy!

1. You can properly pronounce Lafayette, Bossier, Natchitoches,
Opelousas, Shongaloo, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, and you know
that New Orleans doesn't have a long e sound anywhere in it.

2. You think people who complain about the heat in their states
are pansies.

3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard
and look for a funnel.

4. You know that the true value of a parking space is not
determined by the distance to the door, but by the
availability of shade.

5. Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.

6. You've seen people wear bib overalls at funerals.

7. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

8. You measure distance in minutes.

9. Little Smokies are something you serve only for special

10. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to
the ocean.

11. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an

12. You know cowpatties are not made of beef.

13. Someone you know has used a LSU football schedule to
plan their wedding date.

14. You have known someone who has a belt buckle bigger
than your fist.

15. You aren't to surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and
bait all in the same store.

16. A Mercedes Benz isn't t a status symbol. A Ford F-250
Extended Bed Crew Cab Powerstroke is a status symbol.

17. You know everything goes better with Tony's

18. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how
to multiply.

19. You actually get these jokes and are fixinto send them
to your friends.

20. You're not offended by the term coonass.If anything,
it's a compliment.

Finally, you are 100% Louisianian if you have ever had this

You wanna coke?
What kind?
Dr Pepper.

(I enjoyed this, even though on my neck of the woods, it's not Ford)


PeaNut 595,029
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Posted: 11/25/2013 7:16:52 AM

You wanna coke?
What kind?
Dr Pepper.

Ha. This very same conversation happens around my house all the time.

Took my ex-husband years to get used to it (he was from up north.) I think it made him a little irritated. I would ask if he wanted a coke, he would scowl at me and say NO, I WANT A PEPSI.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 7:19:11 AM
Spot on! I'm not from Louisiana, but DH is. His family and friends cover every one of those. The "coke" one has always cracked me up.

Once we were standing in the back yard looking for the "water spout", and I didn't realize it was the same thing as a tornado but over water!


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Posted: 11/25/2013 7:52:46 AM

Finally, you are 100% Louisianian if you have ever had this

You wanna coke?
What kind?
Dr Pepper.

This happens in my house too and we are in Virginia!

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Posted: 11/25/2013 8:30:43 AM
LOL, we were traveling through Louisiana yesterday and told the kids the first one who could correctly pronounce Natchitoches got $1. I kept my buck!

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Posted: 11/25/2013 8:35:31 AM
Aw, I had forgotten about coonass--you don't hear it too much in Connecticut.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 8:53:06 AM
The coke conversation has confused many on our trips to Illinois(DH family is from up north). First time DH went to my parents' house they told him the cokes were in the fridge. He thought all they had was coke and didn't realize they had 6 different varieties of cold drinks.

My oldest is a freshman at NSU in Ntachitoches. I lived there for five years while attending college. Heading down there this next weekend to shop!



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Posted: 11/25/2013 9:26:31 AM
LOL! Another word that lets you know someone is from Louisiana is if the person can pronounce Atchafalaya correctly.

I'm from the northeast but now live in Louisiana & I've experienced the coke conversation.
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Posted: 11/25/2013 10:59:08 AM
I love that list! And it's true, too -- none of it is exaggerated.


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Posted: 11/25/2013 3:23:53 PM

Finally, you are 100% Louisianian if you have ever had this

You wanna coke?
What kind?
Dr Pepper.

This is really a Southern thing in general. I've confused more than my share of non-Americans during our expat days! That said, I've lived in Lafayette 3 times and New Orleans 2 times, so all of these bring back great memories!

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Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:14:48 PM
I'm from GA and we do the Coke thing, too.

My step grandfather, my kids' Poppy, was very proud to be an "RCA" - that's Registered Coonass. That meant that he not only had his Baptism certificate, but also a real, state issued Birth Certificate. He was the youngest in his family and was the only child born with the help of a physician, who was able to legally certify the birth. All of Poppy's siblings had to use their Baptismal Certificates as their birth certificates. As you can tell, he was from an older generation.

My poor DH is very allergic to Tony Chachere's Seasoning. I know my mom poisoned him at least 3 times before we got married. She just automatically reached for the green container of seasoning when she cooked. She finally gave hers to my SIL.


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