If you know me, you are well aware that I just love being from this unique place we call Louisiana. More specifically, I love the Cajun lifestyle and the way we do things down here.

One of the most interesting things to people who aren't from here is the way we talk. Shoot, it's interesting to us too.

From time to time I notice how some of us just butcher words or our dialect kicks in and we just really make a word our own. And then there are times when we simply make our own additions to words -- like the always popular superfluous "S".

Yes, us Cajuns love adding the unnecessary "S" to words for some reason. I asked around and here's a list of just some of the words that we add an "S" to but it really doesn't belong.

Barnes & Nobles
Cereals
Checkings Account
Cracklins (or is that correct?)
Credits
Deers
Fences
Foots
Grahams (as in "Grahams Central Station")
Grasses
Hairs
J.C. Penneys
La Fondas
Laps ("Come sit on my laps")
Mices
Mines
New Years
Okras
Pantses
Popcorns
Ross's Dress For Less
Shrimps
Somewheres
Sonics
St. Judes
St. Martinsville
Test-es (Multiple tests)
Texts-es (plural of text)
Tsunamis
Viagras
Walmarts / Walmarks
Zeas

Got a word to add to the list? Email me: jude@973thedawg.com and I'll add it to the list.

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