People in Hell
Want Ice Water- A parent's response to the constant,
whining demands of children.
Pirogues- Hollowed out
cypress tree log. Flat bottom boat crafted by hunters and
fishermen. This boat could be easily managed through waters
for duck hunting, fishing or transportation through the bayous
Poach- Porch. Evening
meeting place for family and friends who told stories and
recounted family tales. A place where children learned to
knit and crochet, carve a pop gun or read. In the summer,
it was also a place to sit and swing after "getting clean"
for the evening. One could also "do' pop" from the
porch while listening to the maschuquette of the older folk.
Pop Guns- Made from hollowed
out sugarcane or bamboo stalks. Old broom sticks or tree twigs
were whittled into shooters to fit the opening in the sugarcane
or bamboo. Small rocks, chewed up or wadded up wet paper and
china berries could be shot from the pop gun.
Pop Your Fingers- Snap
Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It-
Think about what was said!
Put a Little Cream in Your Coffee-
Marry a lighter skinned person.