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.