Jean Lafitte, was a French pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century. By 1805, he operated a warehouse in New Orleans to move goods smuggled by his brother Pierre Lafitte. In 1807, the Lafittes moved their operations to an island in Barataria Bay, running a smuggling operation and began to engage in piracy. In September 1814 an American Naval force invaded and captured most of Lafitte’s fleet. Later, in return for a legal pardon for the smugglers, Lafitte and his comrades helped General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans against the British in Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
Lagniappe – Pronounced <LAN-yap>. A little something extra. Lagniappe is when you buy something such a food product donuts for example and the baker gives you 13 when you order a dozen.
Locka – Closet, where you hang your clothes or store other personal articles.
Looka – Requesting someone to look at something or someone.. Usually accompanied by a pointing gesture.
Look-it-duh-TV – To watch TV.
Loyola University New Orleans (Lie-ole-ah) is a private, co-educational, Jesuit university located in Uptown New Orleans on St. Charles Avenue Originally established as Loyola College in 1904, the institution was chartered as a university in 1912. It bears the name of the Jesuit founder, Saint Ignatius of Loyola.