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New Orleans Dialect / Glossary

United States of America [US]

The dialect of New Orleans

    Word: Big Easy


    The Big Easy became the official nickname for New Orleans after a contest was run years ago. Historically New Orleans has weathered primitive conditions yellow fever hurricanes floods wars - English French Indians Union -- and just plain hard living. Being a survivor was something to celebrate. In addition New Orleans is noted for its total mix of cultures that have held onto their past traditions and languages. New Orleans is also constantly celebrating! There are music festivals food festivals etc. throughout the year. The bottom line is that The Big Easy won because it fits! If it s fun tastes good sounds right - then we re all for it!

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