This is the piece that sort of inspired by July theme. How could I resist Pez and a visual pun?
For the 1st time in years, I actually attended a session and I sure picked the right one.
There were 4 speakers:
- Richard Campanella on Bourbon Street
- Wayne Curtis on Hurricanes
- Brett Martin on Hand Grenades
- Rien Fertel on Shark Attacks
I was waiting to post this since I hoped to have a video link from NOLA.com…but the audio is non-existent which is sad. (Listen for your self)
We were given samples of the three drinks, although because of trademark reason we were technically drinking a bomb not a hand grenade. And the speakers were enthusiastic about their topics.
See below for tweets during the seminar:
10:31 AM – 16 Jul 2014 – I have already been given a straw fedora. #totc
10:41 AM – 16 Jul 2014 - Craft cocktail enthusiasts may dismiss hurricanes but it’s been popular for 6 decades #totc #sharkattackCraft cocktail enthusiasts may dismiss hurricanes but it’s been popular for 6 decades #totc #sharkattack
12:19 PM – 16 Jul 2014 - And I just gave my fedora away to a restaurant hawker #totc
Another Paul AND another piece from the 80′s. Hmmm. Candy July is taking me in interesting directions.
Awesome explanation of some Cajun idioms…not so much what I grew up with in suburban/semi-rural New Orleans but definitely what I heard (and hear) the Lafayette area family say.
Originally posted on THE WORD O' WHEATON:
I must have been 17 years old before I ever uttered the phrase “come here.” And I did so only to make myself understood to what I thought was a somewhat dense Northerner, a Long Islander who couldn’t understand basic English.
In my part of the world, in South Louisiana, for some reason or other, we never said, “come here.” Instead, we said, “come see.” Always and forever, with no confusions or misunderstanding.
Yet the very first time I said “come see” in Southampton, New York, in the fall of 1991, the response was — well, I don’t have to tell anyone who wasn’t raised in Louisiana what the response was.
Me: “Come see.”
Friend: “See what?”
Friend: “Come see what?”
Me: Pause. Thinking. “Uh. Come here?”
And thus I switched from “come see” to “come here.”
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While normally candy pictures make me happy, this one is so sad. His wares are melting in the rain.