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Yeah You Rite! (1985)  link to Yeah You Rite! on IMDb  

Number: Red 86

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Country: English, 28 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Documentary, Short

Director(s): Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolker


Medium: Original DVD,

Plot Outline: The culture of New Orleans represents the mixing of many rich traditions: French, Spanish, African, Irish, Italian. At the heart of this unique culture lie its speechways, the subject of Yeah You Rite!, a close-up video profile of a single language community. New Orleans English has been influenced by the city's rich and varied history, leaving it with dozens of unique words and phrases that all New Orleanians understand but which frequently baffle visitors: words like "lagniappe," "bobo" and "neutral ground" as well as hard-to-translate expressions such as "king cake" or "suck the heads and squeeze the tips" (the proper way to eat crawfish). Yeah You Rite! is a spicy and colorful tribute to this unique dialect.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017