September 7, 2022

Edu-Cajun: Lesson 3

Are you ready for another round of learning the local lingo? Try saying that five times fast…Well strap in because we’re diving into Lesson 3 of our Edu-Cajun series!


Laissez les bon temps rouler (lay-zay lay bon ton rule-ay): Let the good times roll!

“Mardi Gras is a fabulous time to visit Louisiana’s Bayou Country to enjoy the sights and sounds and Laissez les bon temps rouler!”


Gonfler (GAHN-flay): Have you ever been so full after a meal that you feel as though your stomach has expanded? That’s gonfler. Literally meaning, “to inflate,” it’s that feeling you have when you’ve finished your dinner and then someone says bread pudding, and you can’t say no to bread pudding.

“After several stops along the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail, I’m definitely feeling a bit gonfler, but I can always make room for icecream at Scarlet Scoop.”


Allons (ah-lohn) Let’s go!

“The fish are biting at our favorite spot down Bayou Sale Road. Allons!


Minou (mee-noo): Cat.

“Get that minou off the table! It’s time for dinner.”


Joie de vivre (Jhwa da veev): Joy of living.

“Experience the joie de vivre when visiting Louisiana’s Bayou Country.”