Learn the Lingo with American Income Life




Do you find yourself lost in thought about being in New Orleans for #AILConvention2013? Good news! We’re almost there!

There may be unfamiliar terms, accents, dialects, and language you’ll hear when you arrive in the Crescent City. To give you a head start on the learning curve, we’ve made a list of the local lingo for you!

Learn the Lingo with American Income Life-Uptown: Refers to the area up the river from the French Quarter.

-Krewe: An organization or group that parades at the Mardi Gras celebration.

-Crawfish: Small, edible, freshwater crustaceans.  (Crawfish are also known as “mudbugs.”) This is a traditional food in Louisiana.

-Beignet: A French donut covered in powdered sugar.

-Bayou: French for “slow moving river.”

-Creole: A French and African cooking style blended with local ingredients.

-Po’boy: A New Orleans style sub sandwich.

What are some other terms unique to the city that you know? Share them here!

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)

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