Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 17:45:44 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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