Louisiana Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Let's pass a good time!

Can you talk like a Louisianan? Take this fun quiz on Louisiana lingo and slang to test your native knowledge!

 Jun 05, 2018
1 of 16Choose your answer!
Your friend asks if you want to go and get some Étouffée with her. What is it?
Toffee
Spicy strew
Ice Cream
2 of 16Choose your answer!
What is another word for "swamp"?
Bayou
Snuff
Doldrum
3 of 16What does the phrase in quotations mean?
You're riding in a car with a Cajun. They park and ask: "You wanna get down with me?"
Do you wanna dance in the car?
Do you want to fight about it?
Do you want to get out of the car and walk there with me
4 of 16Choose your answer!
Louisianans love to eat cornbread batter rolled into balls and deep fried, AKA:
Hush Puppies
Mini corndogs
Elephant ears
5 of 16Choose your answer!
Your friend asks if you prefer chocolate cake or vanilla cake but you don't have a preference, so you say...
"I am the Walrus"
"I am your father"
"I'm Patton's duck"
6 of 16What does the phrase in quotations mean?
If I'm going to "make some groceries" you know that I'm:
going to take a poop
going to clean the house
going grocery shopping
7 of 16Choose your answer!
A po’boy served with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles is called...
A crabby patty
Ready for school
Dressed
8 of 16Choose your answer!
What does this phrase mean: “Laissez les bon temps rouler.”
Live, laugh, love
Let the good times roll
Louisiana is the best state in America.
9 of 16What does the phrase in quotations mean?
You and your friend just went to see a movie and they tell you it "gave them the frissons"
turned them on
made them sleepy
gave them the chills
10 of 16Choose your answer!
Your friend tells you something that you just find impossible to believe. You might respond:
My foot!
Constitutional!
Barnacle!
11 of 16What does the word in quotations mean?
We're all going to the Louisiana State fair to get "Cracklins"!
mini funnel cakes
fried pork rinds
fried ox testicles
12 of 16Choose your answer!
Which of these is used as a term of endearment?
Cher
Beyonce
Bon
13 of 16Choose your answer!
What would you call a happy person with a joyous attitude toward life?
Un manera de vivir triste
Una vida pobrecita
Joie de Vivre
14 of 16Choose your answer!
Although Louisianans hate to call it this, Boudin is basically comparable to...
Sausage
Coffee
Bread
15 of 16What does the word in quotations mean?
How "Louisiana" do you like your hot sauce?
dry/bitter
hot/spicy
sweet
16 of 16Choose your answer!
How is "eux" pronounced? As in " Geaux Saints!"
Ox!
Go!
Out!
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Can you talk like a real Louisianan? Louisiana has a lot of unique and quirky phrases, sayings, slangs, and pronunciations that set it apart from other states and distinguish it in the South. Do you know your Louisiana lingo? Whether you've lived in Louisiana your whole life or not, you can see if you can really speak the language! Do you know what it means to pass a good time? Do you know what "pinch the tail and suck the head" is referring to? Do you know the real way to pronounce New Orleans?women.com has geographic based quizzes not only to offer some fun trivia on specific places, but also in order to help reconnect you with your home city, town, state, or region. Whether its a place you went to school or worked, or if you lived there for a period of your life, we want to have a quiz for you so that you can relive some nostalgic memories associated with that place.

Did you or do you live in Louisiana? If so, then you likely have specialized knowledge about the state that you are probably not even consciously aware of—but it makes the state of Louisiana a part of who you are and very important to your identity.

Be sure to share this quiz with your friends and family, no matter what score you get, so that they can share their experience of Louisiana with you as well and you can have a meaningful conversation and connect through your shared geographic experience of the state! Louisiana has its own language, and that's something that connects you with everyone who's spent time in Louisiana!