Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 17:45:44 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: "bookoo"
Someone asked whether the American "bookoo" is of Cajun origin.
Of course. Haven't you noticed that from the Yuppie Generation on the
wisdom has been "If it's French and American, it must be Cajun"?
When I was first in New Orleans in 1951 there were NO Cajun restaurants
and NO Cajun anything else in the French Quarter. That would have been
sort of like touting a hillbilly restaurant in Lincoln Center. I'm
overstating the case, but Cajun wasn't always cool. Now it's cool, and
fiscally promising. In case you're wondering, I'm putting down yuppies,
not Cajuns. DMLance