Monday, June 28, 2010

You know you are from South Louisiana if . . .

CHALLENGE:  Parsley at Seasons of my Mind shared You know you are 100% Oklahoman if . . . and inspired me to share this list.  Are you inspired to share your list??
So  here it goes . . .

You know you are from South Louisiana if  . . .
  • You know the rain forest is less humid than New Orleans
  • You like your poboy with debris
  • You have ever spent 12 hours to drive 80 miles
  • You know what a mirlton is and what to do with it (and have it growing in your backyard)
  • You schedule events around the football schedules of the Saints and LSU
  • You think purple, green and gold go together
  • You "suck the heads and bite the tails"
  • You had to reschedule the same birthday party TWICE due to hurricanes
  • 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
  • You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.
  • You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a "New Orleans-based" movie or TV show.
  • You know everything goes better with Tony's or Tabasco.
  • You ever had to switch from heat to AC in the same day.
  • You use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I am fixing to go to the store."
  • You know only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco, and Tony's
  • You read a local newspaper that covers national and international news on one page, but requires six pages for local gossip and sports.
  • You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.
  • You know all four seasons: shrimp, oyster, crab and crawfish.
  • You know whether another Louisianian is from New Orleans, North Louisiana, or South Louisiana as soon as they open their mouth.
  • You start every conversation with "How's ya mamma and dem?"
  • You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good gumbo weather.
  • You consider fried catfish is the other white meat
  • You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads.
  • Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.
  • Your ancestors are buried above the ground.
  • You take a bite of five-alarm chili and reach for the Tabasco.
  • 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.
  • You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.
  • Little old ladies push YOU out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.
  • You leave a parade with footprints on your hands.
  • You believe that purple, green, and gold look good together.
  • 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.
  • No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.
  • 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.
  • You know that Tchoupitoulas is a street and not a disease.
  • Your grandparents are called "Maw-Maw" and "Paw-Paw."
  • Your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.
  • You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.
  • When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.
  • You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.
  • You know what is meant by 'K&B purple
  • You know what it means for food to come 'dressed'...
  • You 'ax' for things...
  • You know how to 'make' groceries
  • When you ask people where they went to school, they answer with their high school
  • You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfishboils
  • Drive-thru daquiris -- it's not drinking and driving until you put the straw in.
  • You stand on the neutral ground at parades and have no idea what a 'median' is


  1. thru daiquiris. great times :) You could tell if they were the "good" ones or not if they had the fancy tape across the hole for the straw :)

  2. I grew up in Oklahoma, and I am both proud and horrified that I can agree with everything on the OK list with the exception of serving Li'l Smokies. Oh my word, that is so funny and so true! And, yes, I will ask you if you want a Coke, and then ask you what kind! Ha!

  3. That's quite a list! lol! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  4. Stephanie your list is hilarious!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I tried to answer your question on tonights post.
    Have a great evening!
    ~~Peggy Lee