New Orleans, La., is an eclectic melting pot of different cultures. The city's colorful history includes Native Americans, the French and the Spanish. New Orleans, consequently, has a mixed pedigree of influences when it comes to architecture, food, customs, and language. You will find hints of each of these cultures in the New Orleans slang that permeates the city.
While nearly everyone knows such New Orleans slang terms as Mardi Gras, the Crescent City, and cafe-au-lait, there are also some insider slang phrases unique to New Orleans you will want to know before visiting the city in order to blend in with the locals.