Sunday, December 1, 2013

What Do Those Cajun / Creole Sayings Mean?

When listening to Cajun or Zydeco music or if you have taken a trip to Louisiana you probably have heard a few new words and wondered what they mean?... 

Laissez les bon temps rouler (lay-zay lay bon ton rule-ay

Let the good times roll!

Lagniappe (lan-yap)

This is the Cajun word for "something extra", so possibly at a store they may give you a little something extra with no charge.
Et Toi

This means "and you"...  

For a few more terms check out the following link to the Cajun Country Dictionary.


  1. Should there be another persuasive post you can share next time, I’ll be surely waiting for it. Learn Haitian Creole

  2. I always thought it was Hé Toi! Hey you!

  3. I thought it was "et trois", like 'and one and two...' to set the tempo for the band. Guess I was overthinking it.