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The New Orleans Commandments: Here Are 25 of Them

We all know Moses gave 10 commandments to the Jewish people millennia ago, and it seemed to fine for them, but ole Moses never got a chance to come to New Orleans. It would have been a really sloppy boggy swamp back then anyway.

The New Orleans Commandments: Here Are 25 of Them

Horse and buggy in the New Orleans French Quarter

Horse and buggy in the New Orleans French Quarter

But I’m sure that if he had come here later her would have had a lot more commandments to add to these 25. Scott Gold on Thrillist.com came up with these.

Here are the first five:

Thou Shalt…

1. Suck the heads [we say “suck da heads”]
“Dat’s where all da good yella fat is at!”

2. Have a guest room or couch ready for visitors
Because there are going to be visitors.

3. Treat all visitors and tourists graciously
Help them if they need help, offer them directions and restaurant and music recommendations, and always buy more beer than you think you’ll need.

4. Own one decent hat

5. Learn the dialect(s) and colorful local idioms
“Because at some point you’ll have to make groceries to bring over to ya mom’n’dem’s shotgun down da road and pass a good time, ya heard?”

You can read the next 15 New Orleans commandments here. Go there, read them, and do as thou hast been told.

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