Monday, October 15, 2007

Pop Quiz Answer

The Answer to the Pop Quiz:

What is wrong with this first sentence from an Eric Adelson story on Hint: you need to think culturally.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- It's almost time. A rock band blares, and the brats brown, and the sun bakes, and a little boy waits.

is: "Brats".

I did not even know what a Brat was until I left Louisiana. I remember when I told my friends from the Midwest that I never had a brat before they nearly freaked. They asked, "Then what did you serve at tail gates and BBQ?" I replied, "Simple, boiled crawfish, fried chicken, shrinp or oyster po-boys, red beans and rice, gumbo, Jambalaya, crawfish pie, fried fish, etc..." It would turn out that there is a reason why South Louisianas don't serve brats: they aren't all that good when compared to the regional food from South Louisiana. I think we'll just save the brats for the kiddos and keep the good stuff for the adults.

I did like the answer provided by The Mighty Favog:

Poo yi yi, cher! Me, I didn't know what no brats was until I first went to the Midwest, me!

And dey OK, I reckon, but I likes 'em blackened, yeah! But dey ain't no substiture for a good chicken-and-andouille gumbo or a pot of jambalaya. Or maybe some catfish deep-fat fryin' on the camp stove.

If you fry your hush puppies and fried potatoes in the same grease as the catfish . . . cher, you got some good eatin', there!

Tonnaire, ca c'est bon, oui!

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