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I scored a 91% on the "How New Orleans are You?" Quizie! What about you?</b>

what is a parran?

only they left out.....

you ax someone something, not ask
you know a hickey is not a red mark on your neck
you make goceries
you've learned to swallow the king cake baby without choking
you put alligator pears in your salad



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Sep. 17th, 2003 07:55 am (UTC)
Isn't a parran a godfather?

I just remember the term being thrown around alot in my Italian grandmother's house when I was a kid.

I'm probably so far off base though...
Sep. 17th, 2003 08:30 am (UTC)
that is what i am told...but what is the new orleans connection to have one?
i thought it may have had something to do with jd parran or a poboy ;)
Sep. 17th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
I scored 18%, higher than I expected actually. I've never been to New Orleans.

you know a hickey is not a red mark on your neck
What is it then?

you make goceries
How do you "make" groceries?

you've learned to swallow the king cake baby without choking

you put alligator pears in your salad
Again, Eh?

And, since you mention it, what is a parran?
Sep. 17th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC)
a hickey is a bump on your head. as in, when i used to fall down, my nanny would say, "would you just look at that big hickey?!?!"

in new orleans, we don't go grocery shopping, we make groceries. as in, "i'm goin' to make groceries. need anything?"

if you find the baby in the king cake you have to host the next king cake party (or bring the cake to the next one). ever since i was a child, i was told to just swallow the baby ;)

alligator pears are avocados.

everyone tells me a parran is a godfather...but i am just not getting the connection....
Sep. 17th, 2003 03:25 pm (UTC)
parran is...
"parran" is the new orleans style spelling of "parrain", the french term for godfather(reflecting our strong french background). it truly does refer to one's godfather, particularly among the catholics of the city. it works the same way Nana, or Nanan, for godmothers. :D
Sep. 17th, 2003 08:30 pm (UTC)
The French verb "fait" is translated as to do or make.
Fait accomplis (sp?) means something that is already done. Another example is Fais-do-do. The children are told to go to sleep or "make do-do" while the adults dance.
Thus when we are doing the grocery shopping, we are "making" groceries.

panther the 94% yat (only because I don't have anything to flash at Mardi Gras)

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