NEW ORLEANS GLOSSARY
Bayou (by' you)
Slow stream, or body of water running through a marsh or swamp.
Lagniappe (lan' yap)
A little something extra that you didn't pay for--thrown in to sweeten the deal.
Laissez les bons temps rouler (Lazay Lay Bon Tom Roulay) — Let the good times roll.
NOLA — New Orleans, Louisiana
"Pass a Good Time" — Have a good time.
Poboy — (also po' boy, po-boy, po boy) a traditional Louisiana sandwich that usually consists of roast beef or fried
seafood, often shrimp, crawfish, fish, oysters or crab. The meat is served on baguette-like New Orleans French bread, known for its crisp
crust and fluffy center.
Second Line — a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans. The "main line" or "first line" is the members of the
actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band. Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the "second
line." Participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air. It has been called "the quintessential New Orleans art
form – a jazz funeral without a body."
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