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Episode from the podcastBeyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans

The Language of New Orleans

Released Wednesday, 11th May 2016
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In this episode, we explore the things New Orleanians say. A dictionary and pronunciation guide for visitors to the Crescent City. You'll get a flavor for the city, learn a little history, and know how to talk like a local when you come to visit!

New Orleans owes its colorful language to the mix of cultures that make New Orleans unique. French, Spanish, African, Creole, Cajun, the people of Nova Scotia, of Haiti and the Caribbean as a whole. We're influenced by our colonial roots, the slave trade, our food, and music. All of these factor into the words we use, the things they describe, and even the way we say them. Put it all together and you get a language as unique as New Orleans!

All this and lots more in this episode of the podcast!