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!
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!
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.