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. 


http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~jmeaux/cajundict.html

4 comments:

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

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

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

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