Many of the people who live in that state call themselves Coon Asses.
A lady I used to work with was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas to Cagin' parents. She used to refer to herself as being a Coon-Ass. I've never heard it explained where those monikers came from (Coon-Ass and Cagin). Do you know?
ya mean Cajun? I know they call themselves CA's a lot. don't know why though
posted on 03/05/2002 5:55:25 AM PST
Cagin' sounds like Cajun to me--i.e., N'orleans French.
posted on 03/05/2002 5:56:04 AM PST
I think cajun is a corruption of Acadian, the French Canadians who settled the area.
posted on 03/05/2002 6:24:46 AM PST
Cajun is short and slang for 'Arcadian', an area of Canada where the early settlers in Lousiana came from. Don't know about 'coon ass', but can't wait to hear.
posted on 03/05/2002 6:28:08 AM PST
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