Many thanks to Gladys of
for this very amusing, albeit accurate, post!!
Carol, for the pretty border!)
YOU'RE PROBABLY FROM
You're out of town and you stop and ask someone where
there is a drive-thru daiquiri place, and they look at
you like you have three heads.
You have flood insurance.
The four seasons in your year:
crawfish, shrimp, crab and King Cake.
You greet people with
"Howzhyamomma'an'em?" and hear back "Dey
Someone asks for an address by compass directions and you
say its uptown, downtown, backatown, riverside or
Your burial plot is six feet
over rather than six feet under.
You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas but can't spell it.
You don't worry when you see
ships riding higher in the river than the top of your
You consider a Bloody Mary a light breakfast.
The major topics of
conversation when you go out to eat are restaurant meals
that you have had in the past and restaurant meals that
you plan to have in the future.
You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used.
The waitress at your local
sandwich shop tells you a fried oyster po-boy dressed is
healthier than a Caesar Salad.
You know the definition of "dressed."
You can eat Popeye's,
Haydel's and Zapp's for lunch and wash it down with a
Barq's and several Abitas, without losing it all on your
The smell of a crawfish boil turns you on more than the
You wrench your hands in the
zinc with an onion bar to get the crawfish smell off.
You're not afraid when someone wants to ax you something.
You go by ya mom-en-ems on
good Friday for family supper.
You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not
a national holiday.
You push little old ladies
out of the way to catch Mardi Gras throws.
You leave a parade with footprints on your hands.
You believe that purple,
green and gold look good together, you will even eat
things those colors.
You go to buy a new winter coat and throw your arms up in
the air to make sure it allows enough room to catch Mardi
You have a parade ladder in
Your first sentence was "Throw me something
mistah" and your first drink was from a go-cup.
You wonder what Anne Rice
has against a building that looks like a Mardi Gras
You have a special set of grungy, well-broken-in-shoes
you refer to as your "French Quarter Shoes."
Every so often, you have
Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.
You know what a nutria is
but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.
You have spent a summer afternoon on the Lake
Pontchartrain seawall catching blue crabs.
You watch a movie filmed in
New Orleans and say things like "Der ain't no way
they can run out of a cemetery right on to Bourbon
You describe a color as "KB Purple."
You like your rice and
You worry about a deceased family member returning in
You reply to anything and
everything about life here with "Only in
You have a monogrammed go-cup.
A friend gets in trouble for
roaches in his car and you wonder if it was palmettos or
those little ones that go after the French Fries that
fell under the seat.
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