New Orleans Accents in Honor of Mardi Gras

Tonight I had a conversation with a friend who brought up the southern accent. I have dealt with this issue all my life. I was raised in Louisiana and for years I was teased about my accent when I traveled around the country. And when I entered college I made a conscious effort to loose my accent because everyone formed a opinion of me based on the way I spoke.So of course I turned to YouTube to see if I could find some information about accents, specifically southern Louisiana or Cajun accents. I was happy to find there were several videos that give a good overview of different accents in the area and I’ve included them in the post.

I hope you enjoy them – I especially love Justin Wilson who teaches you how to make chicken/sausage gumbo!