Friday, December 02, 2005

The Word on the Street

There's a whole new bag of conversational topics in New Orleans these days. Here's a non-comprehensive list:
  • Abatement.
  • Adjusters.
  • Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Benzine.
  • Blanco.
  • Breaches.
  • Bush.
  • Canals.
  • Contractors.
  • Demolition.
  • Electricity.
  • Elevations.
  • Feet of water.
  • FEMA.
  • Gas.
  • Insurance.
  • Lakeview.
  • Levee Board.
  • Levees.
  • Lower Ninth Ward.
  • Mold.
  • Nagin.
  • Neighborhoods.
  • Petrochemical residue.
  • Phones.
  • Potability.
  • Refridgerators.
  • Remediation.
  • Roof damage.
  • Schools.
  • Spores.
  • Storm surge.
  • Tarps.
  • "When did you get back?"
  • "Where'd you go?"
  • Who's coming back?
  • Who "got Domed".*
  • Who's leaving?
  • Who's staying?
  • Who's still away?
Fellow residents, any additions?

* A new vernacular for the misfortune of having wound up in the Superdome.

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:32 PM

    I think getting "domed" is one of my new favorite slang phrases, despite its awful meaning and origin.

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  2. Francine9:06 PM

    Wetlands

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  3. Good one Francine, and on that note:

    Salt Kill

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  4. Trash Piles
    Waterline, in general
    "Did you get water?"
    Internet/Wi-fi

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  5. What does getting domed mean?

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  6. Winding up in the Superdome during Katrina.

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  7. Oh, OK, I thought it might have meant you found pieces of the superdome roof in your yard :)

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  8. Anonymous6:56 PM

    watermark
    refridgerator
    landfill
    curfew

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