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- Not Shakespeare. National beer brewer which had brewery located
on Gravier Street in Mid City that was noted for it's tower with a light
on top which gave the weather forecast. The tower was a vertical
electrical sign spelling out “Falstaff” with a large ball on top. The
ball would light up green if fair, red if cloudy, red and white if
raining, and flashing red and white if storms were approaching. The
letters spelling out “Falstaff” signaled the temperature; they flashed
on and off if the temperature was constant and lit from top to bottom if
temperatures were falling, and from bottom to top if rising. (Stephen
FATS - (ANTIONE
"FATS" DOMINO) New Orleans music legend and most famous
resident of "Da Nint Wawd" All you need to say is Fats and
anyone from New Orleans knows who you are speaking about. Original
member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Enough said.
FEMA - Federal Emergency
Management Administration - or whatever you make the letters stand for.
FLYIN' HOSSES (HORSES)
- A merry-go-round,
- a preposition instead
of "at" or "by" usually referring to a time "Betta git dere for 6.".
- The Living
Room or front room in a shotgun house or anybody's house.
- !950's and 1960's burger chain with many locations in New Orleans at on
time. A few remnants exist such as Ted's on Claiborne. Noted
for it's giant root beer mug some of which have been converted to other
sign's (such as the former Roger King of Shrimp on St. Claude). Home of
the Lot-O-Burger and one of the world's greatest root-beer floats.
- A statement of agreement. See YEAH YOU RITE.
- As a question, it means "Is that so?" or "Ya kiddin'!!".
When phrased as a statement, it's an affirmation.