Whenever I go there folks look at my name and I get a slew of cajun thrown
in my face.

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From: "K. Triona Guidry" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> At 10:39 AM 1/9/2002 -0600, WILLIAMS,JESSICA D wrote:
> >Having just moved to Louisiana three years ago I quickly discovered that
> >nothing here is pronounced as it is spelled.  They also like to think the
> >word go is spell geaux.
> >
> >Geaux figure.
>
> I'm Louisianan by marriage (Midwesterner by birth)... Guidrys and Landrys
> are about as common down there as cypress trees. You can tell people who
> really live there because they can correctly pronounce things like
> Natchitoches. It's taken years but I'm finally to the point where I don't
> sound like a tourist when I visit. Fortunately I took years of French in
> school or phrases like "mais yeah" would throw me. Also, verb conjugation
> is weird... "y'all" is singular, "all y'all" is plural, and they have a
> host of special words and phrases all their own (like "lagniappe").
>
>
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> -- Real Genius
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