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Old 04-29-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Louisiana is in the South, where sweet tea, grits, chitlins, great friendly folks and good BBQ are still the norm. But Louisiana has it's extra sense of flair because of the Cajuns (did a college project on them, they sound like a great proud bunch! ) and the city of New Orleans (I've always wanted to see the French Quarter), that is what makes it unique to the south.

I read somewhere on the net once, "Louisiana is the 'deepest south' you can get in the Deep South".
I disagree Louisiana is differnent from the reagular "south." Where im from you will never catch us loosing our minds behind chitlins and food like that.. Where different from any other state, including states in the south..
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I disagree Louisiana is differnent from the reagular "south." Where im from you will never catch us loosing our minds behind chitlins and food like that.. Where different from any other state, including states in the south..
I'm just saying Louisiana is in the South, Louisiana, has it's own flare, it's got Cajuns, Creoles, crawfish, Mardi Gras and New Orleans and a whole lot more, but it's still a southern state.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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The culture is disappearing. Small pockets still exist. The rest is just in our heads. My opinion.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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The culture is disappearing. Small pockets still exist. The rest is just in our heads. My opinion.
I highly disagree with this. There are still a lot of local Cajun/Creole bands, the great food remains, French is still everywhere in the region, and a lot of youths are maintaining family traditions. Sure you have your modern day yuppies and suburbanites, but the influx is slow and not nearly enough to destroy the culture that is in place. This is not Phoenix or Dallas here. Louisiana culture is still very strong and identifiable.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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As far as a tv show goes, True Blood is kinda close to north LA (without the vampires). The characters mostly have a southern accent (albeit Sookie sounds like a southern belle from Georgia in the 1920's) and a couple of cajuns thrown into the mix. That's pretty true to our area. We are mostly "country" folk up here. And I agree with previous posters....North and South LA are different. But I love all of LA.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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I love cities that have their own unique culture and flair. I can feel that here in St Louis and I always feel that down in New Orleans.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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When my dad joined the Navy in 1964, while in bootcamp they made him take off his shoes and socks. They then told him he wasn't a real Cajun because "everyone knows Cajuns have webbed feet from walking in the swamp". When I was in Navy bootcamp someone asked me if this was the first time I ever wore shoes. My ex-wife's family in Arkansas were on the verge of kicking her out the house when she told them she was engaged to a Cajun. They thought a Cajun was someone who was half white and half black.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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I lived in Baton Rouge for almost two years, and honestly I didn't like it very much. I found Baton Rouge to be a very "clickish" place that wasn't very inviting to outsiders. Even the residents confirmed that when asked. New Orleans on the other hand- I loved it! Very friendy, down to earth people that simply enjoy life regardless of their circumstances. As a whole, I enjoyed the time that I spent in Louisiana granted most of it was consumed by New Orleans mischief-lol. I love the whole laid back vibe of Lower Louisiana and the food; I won't even go there! I would always look forward to potluck at work because you just knew it was going to be a feast of sorts. So to summarize, Louisiana (the lower end) definitely has its own thing going on, and I revisit as often as I can.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:05 AM
 
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Baton Rouge blows. No doubt.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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Baton Rouge blows. No doubt.
No more than your hometown of Lafayette .
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