Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Pride of Tangipahoa Parish

Well, looks like Jamie Lynn Spears done gone and popped dat baby out. (Photo by: Mauceri / Adao / INF)

A little girl named Maddie Briann (Lord, please let that middle name be pronounced "bree-ann" and not "bry-un" like a boy's name.)

Word has it that "Mama to the Stars", and new grandma, Lynne is still P-Oed (angry) that her book on how she was such a great mother was not published after Britney's and Jamie Lynn's rebellion and determination to live like trailer trash made headlines around the world.

I really don't care about this all that much, but jumped at the chance to create a blog post with the name of my third favorite Louisiana parish name in the title. (The Spears make their home in Kentwood, La., in Tangipahoa parish.)

But at least the baby and mama are healthy, and will hopefully stay that way if Grandma Lynne doesn't kill them both in a fit of remorse over her squashed literary career.

And also Jamie Lynn earned her G.E.D., so that's also a positive.


Oh. What are my two favorite Louisiana parish names?

1. Lafourche (la-FOOSH) parish, because it sounds like the sound a commode makes when you flush it.
2. Natchitoches (NAK-uh-tish) parish, way up there on the "don't-sound-nothin'-like-it's-spelled" scale, and made famous as the locale for the movie Steel Magnolias, which all women love and all men hate. (In which Julia Roberts dies, wuh-hoo.)

I also like Plaquemines (PLAK-uh-min) parish a lot, because it's fun to say. Try it. PLAK-uh-min. That's right. Fun, ain't it?

And finally, it's hard to dislike Ouachita (WASH-i-taw) parish, where I grew up in Monroe, for sheer difficulty in pronunciation because it's not pronounced anything like it's spelled, similar to Natchitoches.

So you can see, the state of Louisiana itself is pretty screwed up, almost as screwed up as those of us from there.


Babystepper said...

In fact, it sounds like it would be pretty hard to be normal and come from Louisiana.

Big Doofus said...

Sometimes I cannot Lafourche (la-FOOSH) the terlit because I ate me too much Natchitoches (NAK-uh-tish) and the porcelain bowl builds up with Plaquemines (PLAK-uh-min). So, I just gits me some Tidy-Bowl and a scrubber to Ouachita (WASH-i-taw) and then it's all good.

Qtpies7 said...

LOL I think Big Doofus's comment should be a post in itself!!!

I thought we had some places that are not spelled like they sound, but those top the list of crazy, in my book.

I heard through the tabloids that Jamie Lynn and her baby daddy split up. Who knows if that is true or not. Crazy stuff.

Hammer said...

It took me a long long time to learn how to pronounce lake pontchartrain.

Driving through Lousiana is always fun because of the parish names.

Big Doofus said...

Thank you. Thank you very much. I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitresses.