Betcha didn't know that New Orleans has its own language! Its tone, lilt, and slang reflect its ethnic history and tradition. NOLA is part of the deep south, but you won't find much of a stereotypical southern drawl; in fact, there are several distinctive dialects. One of the most surprising is a Brooklynese style heard in the 9th Ward, Irish Channel, and Chalmette sections of New Orleans. Little or no French is spoken by the majority of NOLA, but common parlance isn't without French…

Betcha didn't know that New Orleans has its own language! Its tone, lilt, and slang reflect its ethnic history and tradition. NOLA is part of the deep south, but you won't find much of a stereotypical southern drawl; in fact, there are several distinctive dialects. One of the most surprising is a Brooklynese style heard in the 9th Ward, Irish Channel, and Chalmette sections of New Orleans. Little or no French is spoken by the majority of NOLA, but common parlance isn't without French…

(678) The New Orleans French Market provides visitors and locals with a taste of New Orleans like nothing else. | Amazing New Orleans & Louisiana | Pinterest | New O…

(678) The New Orleans French Market provides visitors and locals with a taste of New Orleans like nothing else. | Amazing New Orleans & Louisiana | Pinterest | New O…

New Orleans, Cafe Beignet.  Mmmmm I can just imagine the aroma of coffee and the sweet taste of beignets!

New Orleans, Cafe Beignet. Mmmmm I can just imagine the aroma of coffee and the sweet taste of beignets!

The Chicago River runs 156 miles through the greater Chicago area, including downtown. The river is especially known for the local custom of dyeing the water bright green for St. Patrick's Day.

The Chicago River runs 156 miles through the greater Chicago area, including downtown. The river is especially known for the local custom of dyeing the water bright green for St. Patrick's Day.

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