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Treme premiers tonight on HBO. People | far more | respected | than me | have good | opinions of it - take a watch, you'll like it!

Image:Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a "how to pronounce things page"

I decided to add yet-another-how-to-pronounce-NOLA/La-things page in honor of the premier

Name Pronounced Comments
Treme TREE-may A Faubourg (French for 'suburb' or neighborhood) of New Orleans.
Treme geographically is that part of New Orleans that lies between North Rampart and North Broad and from Canal Street to St. Bernard Avenue. Named afterClaude Treme, a model hat maker and real estate developer who migrated from Saugivny in Burgundy, France, and settled in New Orleans in 1783.
Brake Tag Brake Tag You might call it an inspection sticker for your car.
You'd be wrong.
Neutral Ground New-Trul Ground You might call it a median in a street, but it's more like the neutral zone in Star Trek.
Calliope KAL-EEE-ohp The organ in a circus is pronounced the same way, because of this street in New Orleans.
Burgundy Berr-GUN-dee A street.
Tchoupitoulis  Chop - eh - too - lus A street.
Marigny mar-eh-KNEE A Faubourg (French for 'suburb' or neighborhood) of New Orleans.
Chartres CHAR-terz A street.
praline PRAH-leen Yum!
Conti Khan-TIE A street.
Esplanade ES-plahn-aide A street.
lagniappe LAHN-yap A lagniappe is a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase (such as a 13th donut when buying a dozen), or more broadly, "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure." The word is chiefly used in the Gulf Coast of the United States, especially Louisiana.
Dryades DRY - addz A street.
Andouille AHN -do -wee Yum!  "a coarse-grained smoked meat made using pork, pepper, onions, wine, and seasonings. Andouille is French in origin, but has also been brought to Louisiana by French or German immigrants. Andouille sausages are sometimes referred to as "hot link" sausage
Etouffee AH-too-fay or EH-too-fay, depends
street car street car You might think it's a trolley. Nope.
Oh, and proper ones are green.
beignet BEN-yah Refers to a pastry made from deep-fried dough and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. It is a kind of French doughnut. Savory versions of beignets are also popular as an appetizer, with fillings such as crawfish and shrimp.
Do not try the version at WDW's Port Orleans - French Quarter.
Abita Abita Drink 'em. They're good for you.
Metairie met-UH-ree or METree, depending America's favorite un-incorporated suburb.
Vieux Carre' VOO Cah-RAY The French Quarter, the original city.
Rigolets RIG-o-LEEZ The Rigolets is a 12.9 kilometer (8 mi) long strait in Louisiana.
The Rigolets connects Lake Pontchartrain and Lake St. Catherine to Lake Borgne.It forms the boundary between New Orleans (Orleans Parish) and St. Tammany Parish.
"Rigolets" comes from the word rigole, French for "trench" or "gutter."  As a deepwater tidal pass, the Rigolets helps supply salt water from the Gulf to Lake Pontchartrain. Tidal scouring has produced a deep pit in the lake at the western mouth of the strait. Since the Rigolets is a channel through which Gulf storm surges can approach the New Orleans area, there are proposals to construct floodgates.

There are lots of proposals to protect New Orleans. I'd prefer to see more action.
Erato EE-rot-o A street.
Melpomene MEL-pom-in-E A street.
Thalia tall-ya, or t-awl-ya A street.
Freret firet A street.
LSU Elle Ess YOU
Ricard REE-shard Surname
Hebert AYE-bear Surname
Grillades GREE-yahds It is believed that the dish originated when the country butchers preparing the boucherie sliced thin pieces of fresh pork and pan-fried these with sliced onions. The cooking took place, most feel, in black iron pots over the boucherie fires. The grillades were then eaten over grits or rice throughout the day. Today, grillades and grits are a tradition on many Sunday brunch menus.
Laissez le bon temps roulet  LAH-say Ley bawn taw roo-lay Wikipedia def




Image:Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a "how to pronounce things page"

Comments (5)
Craig Wiseman April 11th, 2010 02:30:05 PM

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1) Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a how to pronounce things page
Timothy Briley 4/12/2010 12:43:27 PM

Here's a review:

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2) Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a how to pronounce things page
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 4/12/2010 12:56:56 PM

Thanks....

Guess I should add:

Name: Mobile

Pronounced: MOE-BEEL

Should I admit that I don't actually HAVE HBO?

Trying to get a copy to watch now. It's a lot harder now that everyone has DVRs - can't just pop a tape in and record for me.

3) Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a how to pronounce things page
Timothy Briley 4/15/2010 8:37:41 AM

"Pronounced: MOE-BEEL" should be required reading for everyone reporting from the Senior Bowl every January. Most guys put too much emphasis on one of the two syllables instead of emphasizing each one equally.

So how was Treme? I don't have HBO either, but in six months to a year I should be able to Netflix it.

4) Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a how to pronounce things page
Timothy Briley 4/15/2010 10:30:30 AM

Here's a review:

{ Link }

5) Treme is on HBO tonight @ 9CDT. In honor, a how to pronounce things page
Timothy Briley 5/3/2010 8:30:05 AM

For those without HBO but with Netflix, Treme has finally been added to the Netflix database. As a result, you can now add Treme to your "Saved DVD's" list and it will automatically move into your queue when it's released on DVD.


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