Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Plasma TVs aren't the only thing being stolen from Louisiana

Missouri recently adopted the crawfish as its state invertebrate. Sorry, crayfish.

Yes, I was puzzled by this. And not just because Associated Press style mandates use of the word "crawfish" over "crayfish" ("a rare exception to Webster's New World Dictionary"). But, as I said to some co-workers:

"Doesn't something like 99 percent of the world's crawfish harvest come from Louisiana?"

"Yes, but we don't suck out their heads like you guys do."

"Neither do I. But that's still a strange decision."

In retaliation, I suggest that Louisiana adopt the St. Louis Arch as its official state arch. It is in the Louisiana Purchase, after all!

By the way, did you know that some species of crawfish are actually endangered? Quite a quandary for you Cajun Al Gores out there.

1 comment:

Cajun Tiger said...

Just further proof that everyone is secretly a cajun at heart.