Already had my first introduction to the correct way to say things down here...went to get a pop at the clubhouse bar at Pontchartrain Landing, where we are stopping for two days, and I was instructed to NOT say, "What kind of pop do you have?" But "What kind of Coke do you have?" All pop is called Coke, no matter whether it's Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Coke, Sprite, etc. You say you want a Coke, and then they ask what kind!? I'm a Coke fiend, full bore, no diet on this one, so I already like New Orleans! OK, I better get my list out to understand what people are talking about down here...the list is just the tip of the iceberg, and I'll bet there are tons of things not on this introductory list of Louisiana talk.
|our site at Pontchartrain Landing|
|view on one side of the channel|
|View on another side of the park, much better!|
|Pontchartrain Park on a rainy day|