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    Default Re: Who had first dibs on the word Geaux

    Thanks


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    Default Re: UL had first dibs on the word Geaux

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ "GEAUX" UL #1
    Outside of Acadiana, French "sounding" terms were simply not in vogue until many years after UL made Cajun cool, by becoming the Ragin' Cajuns.

    I found a UL publication (L'Acadien) with a "GEAUX CAJUNS" quote from 1976. The quote doesn't say it was the very first time ever used or seen (which is important) in fact the reference is very nonchalant in its mention of using "Geaux Cajuns" reference. It is only mentioned in connection with the new scoreboard since "Geaux Cajuns" was the first game winning phrase ever written on the new scoreboard.



    "The Swamp" UL#1
    For those who haven't seen the thread.
    Here is a link to a RaginPagin.com story on THE SWAMP & its Claim to the Name _

    The problem is we never did anything to market it and tie it into the university. LSU and Florida did and the names are forever linked to each of them. Now, even though we originated both, everyone thinks we copied them from each school and that perception will likely not change.

    That said, I believe both LSU and Clemson stadiums are known as Death Valley and they are both the Tigers. Never seemed to be a problem for either school. I don't know why the Swamp should be a problem for Florida and Louisiana. And, as someone already said, Geaux Cajuns just sounds better than Geaux Tigers.

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    Default Re: UL had first dibs on the word Geaux

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    And, as someone already said, Geaux Cajuns just sounds better than Geaux Tigers. _
    It doesn't just sound better, it IS BETTER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raginsaints View Post
    A gourmand (sp?). It's what my granny calls all her grandchildren.
    That means greedy!



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    Default Re: UL had first dibs on the word Geaux

    I remember in the late 80's during all those regional baseball tournaments between UL and LSU, a lot of the LSU fans with signs that read " GEAUX IS SPELLED GO". I guess it wasn't cool back then.


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    Default Re: UL had first dibs on the word Geaux

    http://www.ragincajuns.com/ViewArtic...RIBER_CONTENT=

    In the summer of 1988, then-Strength & Conditioning Coach Mickey Faulkinberry suggested referring to Cajun Field as "The Swamp". The name stuck for various reasons. To start, the field surface is set two feet below sea level in a natural bowl. In addition to providing a picturesque surrounding, the sunken facility allows most fans to walk down to their stadium seats. The Cajuns and their opponents must enter Cajun Field through a long tunnel from the Cox Communications Athletic Center.

    http://www.gatorzone.com/facilities/...mp&sport=footb

    End of 1991 Season: Head Coach Steve Spurrier tags Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field "The Swamp"…Spurrier says, "The Swamp is where Gators live. We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous."



    Looks like we had dibs :-)


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    Default Re: Who had first dibs on the word Geaux

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ "Here here" _
    Turb,

    You might want to rename this thread... we didn't have first dibs.

    We created the word.

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    Ragin' Cajuns Re: UL had first dibs on the word Geaux

    Using French phonetics, if you want to say "go", you need to spell it "Gau". After all, its "Gautreau(x), not "Geautreau(x).

    when friends from Belgum (france part2) and Montreal come to Lafayette they can barely understand any cajun french. In fact each of their own dialects are vastly different.According to him-Laurent Jadule' (he's pretty damn French) The cajun and canadian dialects both ceased evolving once they left France and are now both considered "barbaric" (told you he was French). Just as queen's English is different from U.S. English. so saying geaux isn't French isn't totally correct. it's French just our French, a.k.a the awesome kind of French


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