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Old 06-07-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: West Des Moines, IA
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Baton Rouge blows. No doubt.
Absolutely. I've lived all over this state and am currently trapped in Baton Rouge. It's the most unfriendly place I've ever lived, and it seems that once you're not in college, you'd better get into some sort of clique quickly, or you're doomed to spend most of your time alone.

Outside of the Baton Rouge metro area however... The people of Louisiana are fantastic. I find that people drive very friendly in BR but are often pricks, but that the people in New Orleans drive murderously and are extremely friendly outside of their cars. hahaha! If I were to stay only in Louisiana for the rest of my life and could pick a town, I'd go with Lafayette or Ruston. Lafayette is just a helluva nice town with a VERY unique culture with some decent job opportunities, and Ruston is what I grew up with, and is an extremely nice small town with very friendly people. I didn't mind driving a little ways down the highway to get to the "big city" of Monroe or Shreveport. Vive la Louisiane, mes amis!
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Absolutely. I've lived all over this state and am currently trapped in Baton Rouge. It's the most unfriendly place I've ever lived, and it seems that once you're not in college, you'd better get into some sort of clique quickly, or you're doomed to spend most of your time alone.

Outside of the Baton Rouge metro area however... The people of Louisiana are fantastic. I find that people drive very friendly in BR but are often pricks, but that the people in New Orleans drive murderously and are extremely friendly outside of their cars. hahaha! If I were to stay only in Louisiana for the rest of my life and could pick a town, I'd go with Lafayette or Ruston. Lafayette is just a helluva nice town with a VERY unique culture with some decent job opportunities, and Ruston is what I grew up with, and is an extremely nice small town with very friendly people. I didn't mind driving a little ways down the highway to get to the "big city" of Monroe or Shreveport. Vive la Louisiane, mes amis!
It's true. When I moved to Baton Rouge initially, everyone in my training class knew that I had relocated from another state and knew nothing about the city or it's people. We would all talk, laugh and interact during class but when it came time for lunch, all of those same people that I had been laughing/interacting with 5 minutes prior would come together then plan places to all go and eat. At no point was I EVER invited to come along; after all, I’d probably been there for only about 3 days! What happened to Southern hospitality? Eventually there was a really nice lady that introduced herself to me, and we've been friends ever since. She's actually the only one that I keep in touch with down there. New Orleans is a lot friendlier toward newcomers than Baton Rouge; that's for sure!

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Old 11-17-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans
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It's definitely Americana. Louisiana people work hard, play hard, go to church, care about their families, their neighbors and communities. So what if we put "chow-chow" on a hot dog? Still America, with a flair only the South could provide.
Form it to be Americana it would have to be influenced by American culture in a bigger way than it is, the only major thing we have gained from the Americans is speaking English and thats only been for less than 100 years majorly. Just sayin'.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans
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You can't walk around in Bossier with a with a drink, lol, pfff that new orleans all the way man, that's why we all love new orleans.
Its more of a South Louisiana think, which brings up that whole topic of North and South difference in the state as well.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans
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At one time in Cajun history people tried to hide the fact that they were eating crawfish because it was seen as an embarassment or a sign you were poor. .
Due to the Americans when they decided our culture was lower than theirs, yet they were the ones who migrated to our region.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans
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We were different than mainstream America. Not anymore.

All your kids have turned into mall rat cellphone addicted entitlement generation rugrats.

It isn't what it used to be down here and it is because of you.
I absolutely agree, im pretty young, no kids yet, still in highschool i will make sure that my children are raised with Louisiana traditions and culture no matter what, when ever they come along they will be true Louisianians
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Louisiana's culture is suck!!! their lifestyle is very unhealthy. They eat a lot fast food, their favorite seafood is crawfish, people are very lazy, not much going exercise. Louisiana people are very conservative, and their culture is veru preserved, not open-mind. they keep themself away from other backgrounds, and values. There is lack of diversity in this state, so people down here are very traditional and kinda prejudge. The kids grow up here, they will see only people in their own race, or background, they will have a lack of seeing the world which American calls multiculture or diversity.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Louisiana's culture is suck!!! their lifestyle is very unhealthy. They eat a lot fast food, their favorite seafood is crawfish, people are very lazy, not much going exercise. Louisiana people are very conservative, and their culture is veru preserved, not open-mind. they keep themself away from other backgrounds, and values. There is lack of diversity in this state, so people down here are very traditional and kinda prejudge. The kids grow up here, they will see only people in their own race, or background, they will have a lack of seeing the world which American calls multiculture or diversity.
You can go to Arkansas if you want.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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They eat a lot fast food, people are very lazy, not much going exercise. Louisiana people are very conservative, and their culture is veru preserved, not open-mind. they keep themself away from other backgrounds, and values. There is lack of diversity in this state, so people down here are very traditional and kinda prejudge. The kids grow up here, they will see only people in their own race, or background, they will have a lack of seeing the world which American calls multiculture or diversity.
This is obviously not the Louisiana that I live in, but if you say so.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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This is obviously not the Louisiana that I live in, but if you say so.
He's obviously an expert on our state because the good states don't eat fast food.
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