Accusé

Have you ever left a comment on a blog and just seconds after hitting “submit” regretted it and wanted to take it back because you felt like you might have made a complete fool of yourself?

I have.

Now I’ve been accused of a lot of things in my life, but today was the first day anyone ever accused me of not being a Cajun.

And they did it here on this blog.

Here’s the comment someone left on my “About Me” page:

I’m sorry but i have grown up Cajun AKA coonass and I believe you’ve grown up somewhere in Shreveport LA, Which is not Cajun . Your video of the Cajun viral video of the guy that sounds more like a Mexican is freaking stupid. Please before you call your self Cajun please make sure you really are one.

Thanks
Dustin Bordeaux

While I found that completely hilarious, I got all fired up and responded:

You must be talking about Poo Poo Broussard who is just about the hottest thing in Cajun Country right now.

I did not grow up in Shreveport, I grew up near Lafayette. And a little down Bayou Lafourche. I can cook gumbo, catch and boil crawfish, fish oysters (and eat them raw), let’s see… skin a nutria, you better watch out boy, I can give you a good ass whuppin too.

Now behave on this blog, I know yo mamma didn’t raise you to talk like that.

Later I got to thinking that maybe someone was pulling my leg to get a reaction from me. OhmyGod, have I made a fool of myself? Come to think of it, someone had left a comment very recently over at Clair’s blog, something about her not being a Cajun (she is).

Then I thought, maybe it is the same person going all around the internet targeting Cajuns and questioning their roots to start some kind of flame war?

And that just totally cracked me up. If you want to start a riot, go try that. See if you come out of that with your skin intact.

Turns out it wasn’t the same person. The video he’s referring to is probably the one in the post “My Sorry Ass Cajun Christmas.” My sleuthing skills tell me the commenter landed on my blog by looking up “how to debone a turkey.”

Been dere, done dat.

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11 thoughts on “Accusé

  1. “Then I thought, maybe it is the same person going all around the internet targeting Cajuns and questioning their roots to start some kind of flame war?” – that is too funny.

  2. LOL. I had it all figured out. They got the bloggers names off comments left at the blog, StuffCajunPeopleLike, or just clicked on “Cajun” in the tags to find us.

    Paranoiding keeps me on my toes sometimes.

  3. Ya know, there’s a down-side to self-editing… it can lead to being boring. I’m glad you fired off that comment. Not only was there nothing wrong with what you said, but it entertained ME. And it’s all about me, my friend. Plus the de-boning a turkey dude probably won’t ever come back to your site anyway. He’s probably over at Martha Stewart.com looking at fresh herb rubs by now.

  4. Hysterical! This proves that you can’t mess with a Cajun without gettin’ a spicy reaction!
    Good on you. Always respond from the gut. self editing is for people born in Shreveport, LA

  5. Yay, Dennis, you got the t-shirt. I’m going to do another one for Thanksgiving.

    Clare, I cracked up when I saw that on your blog. I think you handled yours better than I did mine.

    Lea, LOL, if you want to piss off a Cajun, accuse ’em of being from north Louisiana.

    Writinggb, I agree for the most part about self editing. What I wonder is how do people feel about having their comments deleted on other people’s blogs?

  6. Oh my God! I just majorly laughed out loud!

    Bahahahaha! Tell him you know how to track and skin ornery little trolls, too!

    I think I’m going to claim being a Cajun to see if I get a drive by troll. I need to learn the lingo. Any tips?

    [You ought to have a blog post called “How to Spot a Cajun”]

  7. Just write something like, “I’m a proud coonass.”

    Can’t do it can you? LOL.

    I know a lot of Cajuns who have moved to the Dallas area and for the most part they actually try to clean up their accent and hide their heritage. Texans tend to have this rivalry thing going on with us and think we’re hick.

    Me, I don’t care. I yam what I yam.

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