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- A Louisiana
state administrative district, analogous to the American "county". When
used by locals in the phrase "da parish", it generally means St. Bernard
Parish specifically, which is suburban to New Orleans.
- Pronounced <PAH-ran>.
- To stop at a
place, for a visit or to accomplish something. "I'ma pass by ya
- The little red mark you get on your neck (or elsewhere) after
a passionate session of necking. Known as "hickey" or a "love bite"
everywhere Pronounced <PASH'n mawk>,
- A nut indigenous
to the South, and beloved in New Orleans as an ingredient in pies and
pralines. Pronounced <p@-KAWN>, not <PEE-can>. Someone
who is considered crazy in New Orleans is called a "gone pecan".
quintessential New Orleans lunch,
a sandwich on New Orleans
French bread. It ain't a sub, a hero or hoagie.
- To strike
someone usually with a thrown object.
- A form of address
for men, usually for ones with whom one is not acquainted. Frequently
used in the emphatic statement, "I tell you what, podna Pontchartrain
POLITICIANS, LAWYERS.& SOLDIERS - New Orleans Politicians and
BEACH - The New Orleans Amusement Park 1928-1983.
Pontchartrain Beach Jingle (From
Bob Walker's Radio Memories of New Orleans)
- A sugary Creole
candy, invented in New Orleans made with sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and pecans, and is a
flat sugary pecan-filled disk. Pronounced PRAWL-EEN Not <PRAY-leen>