Ten Things That Instantly Tell You A Person Isn’t From Acadiana
Not that it matters since we welcome everyone anyway, but here are 10 surefire ways you can tell someone's not from Acadiana.
We're laid back and welcoming here in South Louisiana, but the pride we take in our culture can make us sensitive to those who clearly aren't from here. Whether they're from another country or just another part of the USA (like anywhere north of I - 10), there are giveaways that someone isn't from Acadiana. Here are 10 of the most glaring.
They Say 'La Fye Ette'
This will immediately label you as from somewhere else.
They say 'crayfish'
They're tasty, not crazy.
They Say 'Boo Dan'
It's a good thing boudin tastes the same no matter how you say it.
They think all Cajun food is 'hot'
'Cajun' is not a pepper or a spice, it's a way of life!
They think Mardi Gras is celebrated all year
Epiphany to Fat Tuesday isn't a full year...
They think Mardi Gras is celebrated all over Louisiana like it is in New Orleans
It is possible to have a family - friendly Mardi Gras...
They think the swamp is only 10 minutes away from anywhere in Louisiana
Thanks for nothing, Swamp People.
They think Waterboy is a documentary about life in South Louisiana
Waterboy has some funny moments, but we may never shake the Bobby Boucher curse...
They say 'you guys' or 'you all' instead of 'y'all'
They think gumbo has tomatoes in it
They probably think kale belongs in gumbo, too.