Whenever I go there folks look at my name and I get a slew of cajun thrown in my face.
----- Original Message ----- From: "K. Triona Guidry" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Exchange Discussions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 1:17 PM Subject: RE: Sarcasm makes this list great (Not) > 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"). > > > ----- > K. Triona Guidry > Guidry Consulting, Inc. > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > http://www.guidryconsulting.com > > A girl's gotta have her standards. > -- Real Genius > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm > Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp > To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]