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awright, excl. -- the appropriate response to "Where yat?"
banquette, n. -- sidewalk
berl, v. -- 1. boil. 2. the preferred cooking method for crabs and crawfish.
bra', excl. -- 1. bro. 2. partner.
cap, n. -- 1. universal name for a male. 2. buddy.
charmer, n. -- a female New Orleans native
cherie, n. -- darling, dear
coo-zahn, n -- 1. cousin. 2. comrade.
couillon, n -- a derogatory term for bureaucrats or someone else you don't like
crawfish ball, n. -- crawfish boil
dat, n. -- that
dawlin, n. -- a charmer's favorite form of address, rather than sir or ma'am
erl, n -- oil
ersters, n. -- oysters
fais do-do, n. -- 1. go to sleep. 2. a soiree, accompanied by imbibing in generous amounts of food and dance. 3. a shindig.
f'sur, excl. -- 1. for sure. 2. O.K.
gallery, n. -- balcony
hurricane, n. -- a sweet, pink, extremely-intoxicating alcoholic drink (consisting of four-and-a-half ounces of dark rum mixed with fruit juices) that sometimes comes in its own souvenir glass at the local bars
I'll take me a..., excl. -- may I have a...
lache pas la patate, excl. -- don't forget what's important
laissez les bon temps rouler, excl. -- let the good times roll
lagniappe, n. -- a little something extra
makin' groceries, v. -- grocery shopping
Marraine (also, NaNan, Nainanne), n. -- godmother
Mr. Charlie, n. -- the boss
my-nez n. -- mayonnaise
ohmagawd, excl. -- Oh my god (pronounced quite rapidly)
Parrain, n. -- godfather
poppa gator (or) pop a gator, v. -- wallowing on the dance floor at a party, usually at the point when the festivities have lost all decorum
scuse me, poidan me, excl. -- excuse me, pardon me: mannerly terms used in quick succession
suck da haids, v. -- sucking the juice from the heads of boiled crawfish (actually a tasty N'Awlins tradition)
sure thing, sug, excl. -- affectionate, affirmative response
surnuf, excl. -- 1. sure enough. 2. certainly. 3. You got it.
takee outee, n. -- the fast food-type eateries lining the French Quarter and open into the wee hours that offer an array of foods from egg rolls to boiled shrimp, all quickly served
tee-na-nah, n. -- transsexual
Where yat?, question -- a "How are you?" greeting
Where you stay at?, question -- Where do you live?
wrench, v. -- rinse
yat, n. -- male New Orleans native
zinc, n. -- sink
*source: Alan Graham and James Taylor, New Orleans on the Half-Shell, Pelican Publishing Company (Gretna, Louisiana)