one of my students emailed me this...
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED LIVING IN LOUISIANA:
>1. Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air
>2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in LOUISIANA.
>3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in LOUISIANA plus a
>couple no one's
> seen before.
>4. If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
>5. Onced and twiced are words.
>6. It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy or Amber's tipsy taxi!
>7. Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
>8. People actually grow and eat okra.
>9. Fixinto is one word.
>10. There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there
>11. Ice tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when
>you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!
>12. Backards and forwards means "I know everything about you."
>13. Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"
>14. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it
>is. You work until you' re
> done or it's too dark to see.
>15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
>YOU KNOW YOUR FROM LOUISIANA IF:
>1. You measure distance in minutes.
>2. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
>3. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I'm fixing to go to the store "
>4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable,
>grain, insect or animal.
>5. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both
>6. You know what a "DAWG" is.
>7. You carry jumper cables in your car...for your OWN car.
>8. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, tony chachere's, tabasco and
>9. The local papers cover national and international news on one page but
>require 6 pages for
> local gossip and sports.
>10. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
>11. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm".
>12. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and
>13. You know whether another LOUISIANAN is from NEW ORLEANS, north or south
>as soon as
> they open their mouth.
>14. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as"goin' Wal-martin"or
>off to "Wally World"....
> or Mall Mart
>15. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good Gumbo
>16. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop...it's a Coke,
> regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda coke you want?"
>17. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
>18. We don't need no stinking driver's ed....if our mama says we can
> drive, we can drive.
> Not EVERYONE can be a LOUISIANAN, it's an art
>form and a gift from God!