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Do You Know Your Louisiana Lingo?

Anyone traveling to Louisiana will want to know these words and phrases! Do you know Louisiana lingo well enough to keep up in conversation with this state? Take this Louisiana slang quiz and find out!
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When someone tells you to “Pinch the tail and suck the head" in Louisiana, what are they referring to?
Crawfish
Shots
Oysters

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To “Pass a good time” is to....
Miss out on something
Have a good time
Show up late

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What does it mean to order a sandwich "dressed?"
To include cocktail sauce
To include lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo
To include lettuce, onion, and mayo

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What's the "holy trinity" in Cajun cooking?
Onions, peppers, and salt
Onions, bell peppers, and celery
Onions, tomatoes, and paprika

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What does the slang term "cher" mean?
Love or dear
Hate or annoyance
Smart or sassy

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If you have "envie" in Louisiana, then you are....
Hungry
Jealous
Ready to party

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Who is "Papa Noel?"
The mayor of New Orleans
Santa Claus
A cajun spirit

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If someone is going to "the Island" where are they going?
Mobile, Alabama
Grand Isle
The Bahamas

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What does it mean to "put up" in Louisiana?
To put away
To prove yourself
To shut up

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If you're going to "save" the dishes in Louisiana, what are you going to do with them?
Wash them
Dry them
Put them away

C+, Lingo Loose

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You may know bits and pieces of Louisiana lingo, but you've still got a lot to learn before traveling to this great state! The locals down in Louisiana have a language that's all their own, you'll need to study up before trying to talk the talk down in this southern region.

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You got lucky on this lingo quiz! You managed to decipher many of these Louisiana slang terms with ease. Though you may not be the world's foremost expert on the slang of this state, you could certainly hold your own in conversation with a true local. Go you!

A+, Lingo Expert

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Are you a Louisiana local? Because your knowledge of slang sure could have fooled us into believing you are! From food to culture, you know every term a true Louisianan would tuck into everyday conversations. You can definitely hold your own in this charming Southern state!
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1
When someone tells you to “Pinch the tail and suck the head" in Louisiana, what are they referring to?
Crawfish
Shots
Oysters
2
To “Pass a good time” is to....
Miss out on something
Have a good time
Show up late
3
What does it mean to order a sandwich "dressed?"
To include cocktail sauce
To include lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo
To include lettuce, onion, and mayo
4
What's the "holy trinity" in Cajun cooking?
Onions, peppers, and salt
Onions, bell peppers, and celery
Onions, tomatoes, and paprika
5
What does the slang term "cher" mean?
Love or dear
Hate or annoyance
Smart or sassy
6
If you have "envie" in Louisiana, then you are....
Hungry
Jealous
Ready to party
7
Who is "Papa Noel?"
The mayor of New Orleans
Santa Claus
A cajun spirit
8
If someone is going to "the Island" where are they going?
Mobile, Alabama
Grand Isle
The Bahamas
9
What does it mean to "put up" in Louisiana?
To put away
To prove yourself
To shut up
10
If you're going to "save" the dishes in Louisiana, what are you going to do with them?
Wash them
Dry them
Put them away

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