Louisiana: a flat state with bass-ackwards weather, strange accents, the best food you'll ever taste, beaucoup festivals, southern ignorance, Mardi Gras, a deeply influential heritage, and the most beautiful women in America. Shreveport is the equivalent of the mason-dixon line in Louisiana, because no one south of it wants to claim the north and vice versa.
The southern part is mostly bayou marshland and traffic-ridden cities. (It's also the fun part.)
The northern half is pretty much Arkansas. (I'm sorry.)
It's a state with brown water, friendly faces, clear skies, unique music and unbearable humidity. Proud and stubborn, the older generations still cling to the antiquated ways of the cajun french culture, while the young embrace the urban ideals and try to discard the deep-seated heritage of the state.
Yes, it's an extremely corrupt state, politically and otherwise.
Elections: everyone's favorite spectator sport.
Yes, there are stupid rednecks. (There are stupid people everywhere.)
Yes, there is a terrible education system. (Ahem)
Yes, racism and discrimination still rampant in parts of the state. (Although a lot less than you would believe.)
But there are also unbelievable misconceptions about this intriguing and often underestimated state.
And I would like to close with this:
I live here, and have never (with my own eyes) seen anyone with a mullet.
Laissez les bon temps roulez en la belle Louisiane!
(Let the good times roll in the beautiful Louisiana!)
I'm from LOUISIANA.
We're as deep south as they come and we have the funniest accent you've ever heard, but you love it.
We shouldnt even qualify as the south because when you come here, you enter another country. When you ask for a coke we ask "what kind?" and its not a sub or a hoagie, its a po-boy. Our beaches are contaminated and there are 8 different pronunciations of the word "water." Its New Orleans not "New Orleeens" and we use north and south to tell directions, not left and right. No one knows how to use a blinker, and you can't make a left turn anywhere in the city. We love our LSU tigers although there are still some Tulane fans, and Skip Bertman will ALWAYS be our baseball coach, no matter if he's dead or alive. We shoot firecrackers when they say "the rockets red glare" in the National Anthem and the Saints will always be our team (even when they win the super bowl...we'll complain about how long it took). I don't care where you live, you can't beat our seafood (especially the crawfish) and nothing is good without a little tony cacheries on it. I'm from LOUISIANA and no matter if our schools are failing, our politics are dirty, and our biggest city is underwater, there AIN'T no place like home!
Louisiana is the best place in the world
a poor ass state that i am proud to call home.home of the LSU tigers and the TULANE greenwave. no other state is like us. we are second in the amount of tourist draw (those dame hawians are first)and in my opinion we are the most cultural state in the union.
Louisiana kicks the ass of any state.
Louisiana-cool name, cool place, kind of the best place ever. hey , we got parishes and yall dont.
in louisiana we got gators comin out our ears.
A very unusual state. I am a proud native. Diverse culture and great food. Sorry, there are not alot of rednecks or mullets like mentioned above. I am from the southwest side where you have great Cajun food. People are very friendly and courteous in Louisiana. Hope Louisiana gets back on it's feet after these hurricanes--Rita and Katrina. Rebuild Louisiana and come back stronger.
No other state like Louisiana. Go Tigers!
Louisiana has some of the nicest people I've ever seen. I'm from North Louisiana and I've traveled alot. I'm used to waving to people and getting a wave back, only in Louisiana. That's southern generosity for you :) Nothing like nice Southern people with funny accents. So if your visiting Louisiana, don't be afraid to wave to us, We'll wave right back and problaby strike up a conversation with you that consists of more knowledge about our personal lives than you ever wanted to know.
Louisianian: *wave, How are you today?
N: Very well
L: well me too! Are you hungry? Im makin some dinner if you'd like to eat with us tonight!
N: *so taken aback, his head explodes
Thats that southern Generosity from Louisiana for you!
Where it occurred to me that the finest Hooters in the country are all located in College towns south of the Mason Dixon Line.
Best Hooters in the world Baton Rouge Louisiana, Worst Hooter in the World New York City.
Sorry New York.
Like many other places in the U.S., Louisiana in recent years has become a land of casinos -- lots of casinos. But unlike some areas, Louisiana has plenty of other attractions to complement gambling. In fact, we find it hard to stand in front of a slot machine when there are so many other things to experience.
There's New Orleans, of course, one of the country's most distinctive cities and the home of extravagant carnival traditions, transcendent restaurants and exceptional music. And there's Cajun Country, another place unto itself and another place where food and dancing are a way of life as much as they are sustenance and entertainment. Practically anywhere you go in the state, Louisiana's heritage figures prominently, visible in restored antebellum homes and in the small towns that line the Mississippi.
Louisiana is the best place in the world.