southern_sayings

by Torri Sepulvado

 

“Aldnfgtgskf jskdyybfk kfuhbdl!”

Gibberish is what I sometimes heard when I first moved to South Louisiana from North Louisiana — Shreveport to be exact. The accents and words are so varied in that for a newcomer it’s almost impossible to understand.

Slowly but surely I learned that dinner meant lunch and cher-bebe, pronounced sha-bebe, meant “awe so cute.”

There was a steep learning curve, but as I became more comfortable I found myself falling into the new slang I learned.