Who Dat Said Dey Can Beat Dem Saints?

3:05 to go in Super Bowl XLIV,  and dem Saints are ahead 31-17.

It’s gonna be a hot time in Jackson Square and on Bourbon Street for a good while.

Drew Brees showed his character as well as his prowess as an NFL Quarterback.

The Colts have nothing to be ashamed of: for their season or for the results of this game.

“Who Dat”?  Well, the City of New Orleans as well as the team.  Both took the other to their hearts in the aftermath of “Hurricane Katrina.”



15 Responses to “Who Dat Said Dey Can Beat Dem Saints?”

  1. Andrea Says:

    Manning must have been sitting to close to a Generator’s Fumes during the last Snowstorm!!!

  2. Disgusted Says:

    What kind of language is “Who Dat” and “Dey can beat” and “Dem Saints”?
    Doc, would this be considered acceptable language if it was written in an English paper at Pembroke? LOL
    Just wondering.

  3. Dea Says:

    if the English paper is about the old Vaudeville and minstrel shows, or lyrics from the big band era it would be acceptable, in quotes, proper APA references included… 😛

  4. Raymond Rundus Says:

    I am primarily replying here to “Disgusted,” but all are welcome to tune in. This “Blog” is an equal opportunity employer.

    When we are using any language (English in our context), the premise of the linguist is, that “Pragmatics” is always a condition in the decorum of language usage. And the “Pragmatist” understands that in contemporary American English, it has been well-established (beginning with Martin Joos’s book “The Five Clocks”) that there are (at least) five dimensions or divisions of language usage when an interchange between a speaker or writer and a listener/listeners or reader/readers is taking place.

    A Commencement address at a University or a sermon in a church or a “State of the Union” address would be at one pole while “pillow talk” between two intimate lovers or a family’s conversation at the dinner table would be at another pole.
    A number of linguists have torn off a page or two of Joos’s lexicon and come up with alternate terms, such as “register,” which I personally prefer.
    So, on the informal or casual level, usages such as that common to Saints fans of the “blue-collar” or “daily laborer” class might well be to ask one another, “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?” This language is colorful and dynamic and thus most useful in the proper contexts. I use it to attract the fly to my web of pseudoscientific but largely ameliorative mumbo-jumbo.


  5. AMD Says:

    “Who Dat Said Dey Can Beat Dem Saints?”

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I hear a Cajun inflection in that phrase !

  6. Macky Myers Says:

    M R COLTS!
    M R NOT!
    O S A R.
    I B!
    M R COLTS!

    Oh, when the Saints go marching in!!!!. . . . .

  7. Andrea Says:

    Bask in your Glory oh all ye Faithful Saint Fans, for it will NOT happen again!!!

  8. Disgusted Says:

    Thanks Doc! Language is indeed colorful and fun.
    Way to go to dem dar Saints!!

  9. Tammy Stephens Says:

    We had a science fair project. Couldn’t watch much. But my husband was happy with the Saints.

    Macky Myers,
    “Oh, when the Saints go marching in!!!!.”

  10. Wayne Everts Says:

    Dem Saints went marching in and rode the Colts out of town, Way to go!!

  11. CICvet Says:

    Slicker’n boiled okra (My uncle, the ne’er-do-well, used to say).

  12. Raymond Rundus Says:

    Thanks, all, for all.

    Just wonder a bit about Tammy’s priorities. What is she doing at a science fair that she couldn’t do while watching the Jumbotron the Science teachers had set up in the big gymnasium? Or maybe the teachers failed to cooperate?

    Hmmm. Maybe there is something to this radical education stuff.


  13. Tammy Stephens Says:

    The science fair is 2/11 (today). I was helping my son find the info he needed. monitoring the experiment, etc..
    He does his best, but if we don’t keep reminding him he would wonder off.
    His project is “Is Sugar Substitutes as Sweet as Sugar? It’s not, it’s sweeter, lol.

  14. Raymond Rundus Says:

    Thank you, Tammy. That’s great. Our daughter is sending my wife (who has Type II diabetes and has recently learned that too much of the typical sweeteners used in colas, etc., can have far-reaching health consequences. Our daughter, you may recall, is a pediatrician.
    This sugar substitute evidently our daughter approves of. I think it is called something like “Juvie.” Does you son know of it?

    Best wishes, Tammy. You may enjoy two postings I’ve thrown out just a while ago . . . .


  15. Tammy Stephens Says:

    Never heard of it, thanks!
    I do need time to catch up on your blog. Mine has kept me busy.

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