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Stereotyping States: Louisiana

I want to stereotype the states.  All of them.  Today, I’m starting with Louisiana based on a suggestion.  DO NOT GET OFFENDED.  I’M JUST SPOUTING CRAP. 

The way this will work is that I will state the things that the state makes me think of off the top of my head without any research.  And then maybe I’ll do a little research and see what I’m missing.

Off the Top of My Head

  • New Orleans/Mardi Gras – Uh duh.
  • Swamp People The enthralling show on the History Channel on which people go out onto the swamp to catch gators.  I love how they talk, I love how important it all is to them, and how entertaining it is.
  • Garth Brooks singing “Callin’ Baton Rouge” because that’s just a damn good song.
  • A boot.  What?  It’s shaped like one.

With a Little Research

  • Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
  • Cajuns are descendants of the Acadians who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s because they wouldn’t pledge allegiance to the King of England.
  • One of their laws?  It is illegal to gargle in public places.
  • Another one?  One could land in jail for up to a year for making a false promise.

Erica’s Stereotypes

Now, I do not know anyone from Louisiana that I know of.  If I do, I’m sorry.  Or if you’re from Louisiana, I’m sorry.  But I’m just trying to come up with some sort of conclusion about the typical Louisianian.  I believe the typical Louisianian is:

  • honest (see final point under research)
  • enjoys crawfish and catching gators
  • likes spicy food
  • has at least one room in their house that is gold, purple and green
  • enjoys baking babies into cakes
  • has flashed at least 10 people in their lives
  • sings “Callin’ Baton Rouge” daily
  • is missing some teeth due to the law about gargling
  • gets really pissed off at The Waterboy
  • drinks tea and beer on the porch
  • and can catch a snake without flinching

Again, I’m just talking shit.  I’ll do it to every state, including my own.  So just laugh about it and get over it.



Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Daily Happenings


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