NOLA Speak for New Residents [VIDEO]

NOLA Speak for Newbies

Despite being in the South, New Orleans has a vernacular all it’s own.

If you’re new to the city, there are a few words you need to know so you don’t get pegged as a newbie the minute you open your mouth.

PLUS! The definitive answer on “N’Awlins”.


Thanks to Ed Branley, the NOLA History Guy, for having a little fun welcoming new New Orleanians.


Edward Branley is a local historian and author of several books about New Orleans. You can follow Ed on Facebook, Twitter, and Good Reads