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Old 06-25-2018, 06:53 AM
Location: Atlanta Metro Area (OTP North)
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Originally Posted by elusivechanteuse View Post
Beyonces sister lives in the french quarter.. st ann st. So imma take it as a compliment.

LOL by all means you do just that
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Chilly Gentilly View Post
LOL interesting story. Sounds to me like that person isn't really from New Orleans based on their assumption that you were from the Quarter...umm nobody's from the Quarter

I'm exaggerating, but honestly very few people these days actually grew up in the French Quarter. So much so that it sounds odd to assume that a complete stranger did....unless the person assuming doesn't know New Orleans that well and just threw out the easiest neighborhood to remember.

Marigny/Bywater(closest to the Quarter), Uptown, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward, 9th Ward, the East, Cross da River, Da Parish, Metairie, Lakeview...all common answers that make sense. The French Quarter?? No. Nobody asks if you're from the French Quarter
Ahem . . .

I grew up in the Quarter!

Yes, really -- Bourbon Street, no less, and went to grammar school there. Now I'm atypical: My mother was Canadian, and so I speak more like William Shatner and Michael J. Fox than I do the usual Noo Awleanian. But I grew up hearing that dialect, which sounded like Brooklyn cab drivers in Forties movies, and learned to "tawk" it. A lot of the same German/Italian influences that led to "Brooklynese" also led to the "Yat" dialect, as it's known.

You're right; even if I do the dialect, nobody says, "Hey, you from Da Quartah?" Someone hearing it might go, "Noo Awlins? Where'd ya go t' school?" (and add "dawlin'," if she's a woman above a certain age)
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