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PelicanPoop
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2013
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Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
It grates my nerves. Local pronunciation of New Orleans is nothing remotely close than "N'awlins". Then while they are saying it they bob their head. Wtf is this about? Other than the late Frank Davis' "Naturally N'awlins" thing on local tv, nobody fricking says it.


StickyFingaz
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since May 2013
13405 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
They are just trying to be cool and fit in, but they fail everytime.


The Cow Goes Moo Moo
Georgia Tech Fan
Bucktown
Member since Nov 2012
3234 posts
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re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Why do certain folks say "French Quarters"?


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nastynelly
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2008
3004 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
because nothing has ever been produced for tourists that says N'Awlins

you are dumb as frick


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Gaston
LSU Fan
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
29532 posts
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re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
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N'awlins


It's written correctly, you just need to actually say the New part instead of just the N. Newawlins just looks strange. That's how I say it at least, although it looks strange typed. Newawlins.
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deNYEd
Kentucky Fan
Houston
Member since Jul 2007
9492 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Ding ding


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TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34369 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Saying NOLA is the new Nawlins.



boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
28039 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
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Saying NOLA is the new Nawlins.
I use NOLA because it's easier to type.


Peazey
New Orleans Saints Fan
Metry
Member since Apr 2012
24857 posts
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re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
It's a fun embellishment of New Orleans' accent and speech patterns. Tourists give us money and are a huge part of our economy. I don't think it's wise to have too much disdain for them.


TigerattheU
LSU Fan
BR/Miami/Mongolia/China
Member since Aug 2006
3435 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
"New OrLEENS" isn't acceptable right? I think they would otherwise say it like that and go too far trying to correct themselves.
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TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34369 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Me too but do you say NOLA ?


PelicanPoop
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2013
583 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
"New N'awlins"?


Come2Conquer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2004
4794 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
New Orlinz is the correct pronunciation.


Peazey
New Orleans Saints Fan
Metry
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
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New Orlinz is the correct pronunciation.


This is how I say it.


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djangochained
LSU Fan
Gardere
Member since Jul 2013
16372 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Same reason some locals say 'batin ridge'


PelicanPoop
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2013
583 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Once we get that airport we will have Fortune 500 companies moving their headquarters here like crazy and we can be less dependent on service industry tourist jobs.

I'm allowed to dream.


Rickety Cricket
Navy Fan
Premium Member
Member since Aug 2007
46883 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
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New Orlinz is the correct pronunciation.

This


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DanTiger
LSU Fan
Somewhere in Luziana
Member since Sep 2004
9480 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
Why do some make groceries?


Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
45695 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
As long as people are coming to your town to spend money why do you care how they pronounce it? They're trying to fit in AND they're spending money!!! Bitch, bitch, bitch!


Come2Conquer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2004
4794 posts

re: Why do out-of-towners say "N'awlins"?
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Why do some make groceries?


Different thing; one's a pronunciation, the other is a turn-of-phrase.

Also, the "Luziana" in your AV reminds me of all of my co-workers from Texas who actually pronounce it that way. Drives me nuts.
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