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Lagniappe
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:33:07 PM »
I know everybody's super busy (including me!), but here's another word when you get the time.  :)

lagniappe (lan-yap)
noun

1. chiefly southern Louisiana and southeast Texas. A small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus.
2. a gratuity or tip.
3. an unexpected or indirect benefit.
4. (and how we define it in New Orleans) - 'a little something extra.'

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Re: Lagniappe
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 11:41:17 AM »
Great word Emily! I need to catch up on our WoD, hope to do so this weekend  :)

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Re: Lagniappe
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 11:14:43 AM »

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Re: Lagniappe
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 12:50:32 PM »
Just beautiful, Emily! Such an interesting word which I have never heard of before.

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Re: Lagniappe
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 01:03:18 PM »
Thank you, Ellen! We love this word down there - my mom saw this and was so excited because she went to the donut place by her house this morning and ordered a breakfast sandwich... it ended up taking a while, so they gave her a hot fresh glazed donut. She said, 'I just got some lagniappe this morning!'  :)

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Re: Lagniappe
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 08:39:57 PM »
Great word! I have never heard it before either! I definitely want to do this when things slow down.

Emily you did a beautiful job with this! It's so nicely balanced and you did a terrific job mirroring the flourishes. Bravo!
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Re: Lagniappe
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 12:58:47 AM »
Thank you thank you, Erica! Means a lot coming from you.  ;D