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Friday, December 09, 2005

Aw yeah

People in South West Louisiana have a habit of responding with the term "aw yeah" to questions....It means "yes" and emphatic "yes" at that....I think it derived from the Cajun French terms "mais oui" and "mais what?!" I must have said "aw yeah" like a thousand times yesterday as it was very old outside....Question: "It's cold out here isn't it?" Answer: "Aw yeah".....Some people say "Oh yeah"....Same thing "God's chosen people" (we Cajuns ) just put a SWLA accent to it....We cooked a big pot of sausage, shrimp and chicken gumbo and ate it at work....Question: "That gumbo is good isn't it??? Answer: "Aw yeah".....It was so cold I think everyone in SWLA had gumbo yesterday.....

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