Tuesday, December 06, 2016


At the Louisiana State Championship to be held in April, we just finalized the registration forms, which will soon be up on the CFDA website.

This is Louisiana, after all, and we do things a little different down here.  Hospitality for sure, and having fun is second nature.  For our out-of-state visitors, we want them to absorb culture,, and the French language is a part of that culture.  One thing they'll notice is a Lagniappe Match.  What is a Lagniappe Match?

Well, Lagniappe has a special place in Cajun culture. Lagniappe has various meanings, depending on use, but it generally means "something extra".   Lagniappe is important in Louisiana culture, it's a way of showing good will, of making sure that people are taken care of.  Our Lagniappe match will fill a small hole in the schedule, give the folks an extra match to shoot in, a chance to warm up before the main match on Saturday.  It's something extra, which is what Lagniappe is.


Old NFO said...

And it will be fun! :-)

Anonymous said...

"..we want them to absorb suture..."
Freudian slip there, PawPaw?
As the son of an East Texas boy, and having lived there myself, I've heard a lot of good things about Louisiana. I've been treated kindly when I've visited. This sounds like a part of the hospitality I might care to miss.
Aw, hell, who am I kidding? So long as no limbs are lost, it's just rednecks having fun. What are a couple of suture between friends?
--Tennessee Budd

Anonymous said...

That should have read "couple of sutures". I may be a hillbilly, but I do understand subject-verb agreement.

Pawpaw said...

Naw, you're right, Tennessee Budd. That was a mis-spelling. Damned auto-correct. It's fixed now, thanks.

Anonymous said...

PawPaw, you're quite welcome. I just thought that, should anyone take liberties with Belle, maybe those wax rounds were more effective than one would expect!