You Know You’re From Shreveport if you Say This [LIST]
Down here in Shreveport, Louisiana, we have a certain way of doing things. We also have a different was of saying things too.
Shreveport is certainly a unique place in Louisiana. Granted, we're not south enough to hear that lovely Cajun accent... Instead, we're basically a melting pot that fuses cultures, accents, and sayings all into one community.
We certainly have the south in the mouth, with a little Louisiana flavor mixed in.
You know you're from Shreveport, or you've been here for a long time, if you say these things.
While the phrase "Bless your heart" is certainly heard all over the country, you'd be hard-pressed to find as many blessed hearts any where else. I've heard three people say this phrase today and i's only 1:00 PM.
I'll be honest, I;'m guilty of saying this a few times myself. Let's face it, it just rolls off the tongue.
You're going to do it, but you're not quite ready to do it yet... You're fixin' to do it.
There aint a person reading this, that's truly from Shreveport or has been here long enough, that doesn't say the word "Y'all" on a daily basis.
Here in Shreveport, we don't call ourselves the Ratchet City with disdain or hate. We love the moniker, and say it with pride.