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Ways to Tell You Are A Cajun (unknown)

Category: Cajun Sayings and Stories | Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:19 am

HOW TO KNOW YOU'RE IN CAJUN COUNTRY:

You know you're in south Louisiana if ...

traveling distances are measured in minutes.

your idea of a traffic jam is being behind two cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

vacation always means going to the family reunion.

people you know have accidentally hit a deer on the road at night.

some of those people picked up the road kill to cook later.

school classes were called off because of flood.

school classes were called off because of cold.

school classes were called off because of heat.

you've switched from heater to AC in the same day.

local stores have grocery sacks, not bags.

you see people wearing bib overalls at funerals or weddings.

the word "fix" might be used in an unusual way, such as "I'm fixin' to go by there."

festivals across your state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.

you carry jumper cables in your car --- for your own car!

you know what "cow-tipping" and "snipe-hunting" are and/or have done them.

your kitchen has three basic spices: Tony C's, Tabasco, and ketchup.

local newspapers cover national and world events on a single page.

local papers devote six pages to sports news.

the first day of any hunting season is a good reason to miss work.

you know which leaves make good toilet paper.

your four seasons are Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas.

you know whether other Louisianians are from southern or northern LA as soon as their mouths open to talk.

there is a Dairy Queen in every town with a population of 1000 or more.

going to the local Wal-Mart is a favorite past-time known as "goin walmartin" or "off to Wally World."

you describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees for two days in a row ) as good gumbo weather.

any carbonated soft drink (soda or pop) is called a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor.

you can be satisfied with a meal consisting of only a hunk of bread dipped in flavored flour and water (a Cajun delicacy known as biscuits & gravy).

And...you really can be sure that you must be a Cajun IF... you actually understand what all of the above situations are about and share the joke with your internet friends.


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Comments

pondlady wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:46 am:


I understand them all and so do my friends. And what you say is 100% right.
Oh and you forgot Zatarain's




 

reggaefan wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:50 am:


OMG I have turned into a Cajun




 

eileen wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:20 am:


I think we Scots are half Cajun!!!!! LOL




 

glendann wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:49 am:


Are you sure your not talking about Texas.




 

cajunbelle wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:32 am:


I thought that too Glenda.




 

Polly wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:46 pm:


Some sound like Michigan too. One major difference is our seasons. We have almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.





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