Tuesday, February 28, 2006

World's Silliest Quiz

Remember to use your cursor to reveal the answers, as if you needed them.

What day of the week does Mardi Gras fall on this year?  Mardi.

If New Orleans is in Louisiana, where is Old Orleans?  France

Who was the first President to visit New Orleans?  Dunno, but the most recent one was G.W.Bush.

What is the origin of the word Creole? Portugese, to raise, as raised in the colonies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creole_language

What is the origin of the word Cajun?  Cajun is corrupt pronouciation of Arcadian. The region was once called Arcadia

What do you call people who make up quizzes about Mardi Gras and other things they know nothing about? Dribblists

Post Script: Email from Jackie:

Mardi Gras orginated in Mobile, AL       They still celebrate and do stuff, but the main party, of course, is in New Orleans....  BTW, New Orleans is a FUN, FUN place to go!!  Or, at least, it was....   The French Quarter is superb in adult entertainment... not a place for kids.. Think of it as the adult version of Disney World.

5 comments:

msecz said...

you are too funny. Sandra

garnett109 said...

Mardi Gras , Means Fat Tuesday , Thats all I knew. Thanks for sharing the rest!

jckfrstross said...

ok what day is mardi????? lol love dribblists

Deb

plittle said...

Although it is commonly called Arcadia, an error dating back as far as Samuel de Champlain, the actual name is Acadia. This is what Dictionary.com has to say about it:
"A region and former French colony of eastern Canada, chiefly in Nova Scotia but also including New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and the coastal area from the St. Lawrence River south into Maine. During the French and Indian War (1755-1763) many Acadians migrated or were deported by the British to southern territories, including Louisiana, where their descendants came to be known as Cajuns."
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

bamawmn46 said...

'What do you call people who make up quizzes about Mardi Gras and other things they know nothing about?  Dribblists.'

I think we call him Chuck!  LOL... just kidding.... as always, interesting details about one of my favorite places to go!!  I was telling my cousin today that I wished we could have gone down for Mardi Gras this year....  BTW, do you know Mardi Gras first orginated in the U.S.?....... Not New Orleans...
Jackie