Talk Like a Local ~ Local dialect combined with the historical French and Spanish names has resulted in some non-intuitive regional pronunciations. Opinions will vary on the authenticity of these versions, but they should get you around without sounding like a complete yokel. #New_Orleans
Be Proud. Buy Local. I know the low prices at big corporate stores are appealing in tough times, but please think about the positives of buying local. Think of your job. Think of the future. I don't have all the answers, but I believe this will help.