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Re: Ma cher amio

Posted by Marcus on January 02, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Ma cher amio posted by Barney on January 01, 2001

: : : : : : : : : : I want to find out what the phrase "Tonight I'm gonna see my machez a mio" means. I think it means, "My best friend, but I am not sure. Help!

: : : : : : : : : ma is french for my
: : : : : : : : : cher is french for dear
: : : : : : : : : mio and amio both came up a blank in French and Spanish dictionaires. Amicus is a latin adjective meaning friendly.

: : : : : : : : : Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
: : : : : : : : : Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
: : : : : : : : : My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh.
: : : : : : : : : Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

: : : : : : : : : Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
: : : : : : : : : 'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
: : : : : : : : : Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
: : : : : : : : : Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

: : : : : : : : Yes... but it should be spelled file gumbo. File (with an accent over the e, pronounced fee-lay) is a spice, indispensible to good gumbo.

: : : : : : : : me thinks it could be coonass for my girl friend, using bastardized slang French and Spanish; mi cheri and amigo.

: : : : : : One might assume from your use of "coonass" that perhaps you are unaware of the Creole French spoken in the bayous of Louisiana, perhaps not up to speed on the long history or rich culture of the Cajuns who live there. You certainly seem ignorant of their ethnicity.

: : : : : : perhaps one shouldn't assume anything. try me at http://www.coonass.com/recipes.htm and then tell me how you like it without bringing ethnic ignorance into the equation.

: : : : : I could go on.

: : : Having visited the site, I now see that you chose the word coonass not out of ethnic ignorance, but out of insensitivity. I stand corrected.

: : : Bob, please don't insult my integrity. Here is lagniappe for you: Laissez les Bon Temps Rouller! I prefer the Neutral Ground. Next time you in da Big Easy mon ami, visit the Vieux Carre and enjoy a gimp Poboy, all dressed up, while you slam a cold Dixie. While you're at it Bob, enjoy the Acadian culture. I know I do.

: I went to Louisiana once and found it very flat around New Orleans. I was not impressed by the persistence with which 'grits' was placed on my plate at every meal regardless of my entreaties to desist. The oranges I purchased at a roadside shack remain in the memory as the most delicious imaginable. Does this information help?

: oooh such imaginables. did you try the boiled pnuts? grits are good with butter and Tabasco. so are the mudpuppies.