Yat Wit: Chicken Gumbo for the New Orleans Soul

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A yat is a resident of one of several New Orleans neighborhoods whose phraseology and pronunciation are distinctive (from "where y'at?"). This collection of humorous essays explores how New Orleans words confound computer spell-check programs, how to experience your first Mardi Gras, how to comport yourself at a crawfish boil, and many other endearing aspects of life in the Crescent City.

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Overview

A yat is a resident of one of several New Orleans neighborhoods whose phraseology and pronunciation are distinctive (from "where y'at?"). This collection of humorous essays explores how New Orleans words confound computer spell-check programs, how to experience your first Mardi Gras, how to comport yourself at a crawfish boil, and many other endearing aspects of life in the Crescent City.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781589809079
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 241,105
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Spear Perret is a former teacher and interim principal of Isidore Newman School, where she was once honored as the Teacher of the Year. In addition to serving as an editor for New Orleans Wedding Guide, she has written for such publications as Disney FamilyFun, the Christian Science Monitor, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Gambit, and New Orleans Magazine. Perret graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University. She resides in Metairie, Louisiana.
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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    Low Down on the Big Easy

    This book is about everything you need to know about New Orleans. If you are planning a trip or want to know about The Big Easy you will want to get a copy of this book. It will give you the low down on the hot spots and proper New Orleans etiquette. Humorous tales pepper this book making it a very entertaining and fast read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2011

    Highly recommended! So easy and fun to read!

    What a perfect blend of humor and true New Orleans knowledge. Perret obviously loves this city, and it's quirks. Even if you aren't from New Orleans, you'll enjoy reading these quick stories. If you've ever been there, you'll love remembering how truly wonderful it is.

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