End of ADS-L Digest - 31 May 1994 to 1 Jun 1994 *********************************************** There are 6 messages totalling 120 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Cajun say-so 2. truce terms 3. Truce Terms (3) 4. Looking for an address ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 01:43:31 -0400 From: Clayton Gillespie Subject: Cajun say-so >Clayton, is Tippidot a variant of Thibodaux? I know of the latter as a town >on the Bayou Lafourche and as a common family name (sometimes spelled >Thibodeaux). > >Mike Picone Mike, I have ridden through the town from which my grandparents come, but by looking at my atlas it is not Thibodaux. Their origin is definitely west of Baton Rouge and probably north. It is a small town, perhaps you know it, rice farms, company store, zydeco on friday nights. "Tippidot" is my own approximate spelling and I'm not even sure that it is supposed to be regional; it is simply how I remember them representing their ethnic identity: "Oh yes, we're Tippidot Cajun." Tippidot is not a family name either; everyone on that side is a Lindsay, Abbot, Torbert, or Mouton (no sheep jokes, please). Your spelling is probably better than mine, and I should know better since I've met a Thibeaux or two. It wouldn't surprise me if there is another smaller town with a name similar to Thibodaux since where my grandparents currently live is between Nacogdoches and Natchitoches (ooh shai-yah). Good luck. - Clayton Gillespie Electra Software & Consulting clayke[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]delphi.com