Monday, April 11, 2016

Breaux Bridge, LA's Phone Book

Breaux Bridge, LA is a small town in Cajun Country, was once cited by the Louisiana Legislature as the "Crawfish Capital of the World." It's located in St. Martin Parish; and it's an intimate place, small enough that most often people know each other.

It also has an interesting peculiarity: its phone book lists people by nickname as well. This is because many people are often known by their nickname rather than by their given name. This has been going on since 1950 or so. The pace of life is different here. Somehow, it just seems like a more friendly feature in a place where everyone sort of knows your name, at least the name you go by. Also see:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-12-07/features/8502250459_1_telephone-directory-nicknames-phone-system



Angélique (Tee Angel)


The Bridge over Bayou Teche

12 comments:

Big Sky Heidi said...

Sounds like an interesting place!

John Hill said...

Interesting, indeed!

Cloudia said...

I'd like to hang there for a while, Angel

Linda Kay said...

Looks like a great visit.

Mike said...

You can actually have any name you want put in the phone book with your number. I knew a guy that used the moniker George Twoshoes (pronounced Twa-shows). His listing was G. Twoshoes. Any time someone would call and ask for G. Twoshoes he would just hang up.

Mariette said...

I'll bet they have some great stories behind those names!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute.

Robin said...

This makes me smile.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Sounds like a nice place to live.

Duckbutt said...

Towns in that part of Louisiana are laid-back and pleasant to visit.

Gorilla Bananas said...

I wonder if Scotty has a similar accent to the Engineer of the Enterprise. How about giving Scotty a call?

Bilbo said...

Nice! I wonder if I can get listed as Bilbo in the NoVa phone book ...