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Longhorns learn the meaning of 'laissez les bon temps rouler'

In New Orleans, the Texas Longhorns are learning how to let the good times roll ahead of the Sugar Bowl.

NEW ORLEANS — The Big Easy is loaded with history and it has a significant French presence, from the music to the language and sayings unique to New Orleans -- and to South Louisiana.

One of those is "laissez les bon temps rouler." Translated in English, that's "let the good times roll."

So, I was on a mission to test the Longhorns and their ability to properly pronounce this French saying.

When I asked Sam Ehlinger how fluent he is in French, the Longhorns quarterback said with a laugh, "I'm not!"


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I told receiver Colin Johnson it took me six attempts to pronounce it properly, Johnson nailed it in two attempts.

I met Joshua Norah, a local chef. Not only is Norah fluent at preparing local dishes, he set me straight on how it is properly pronounced.

"Laissez les bon temps rouler, let the good times roll," said Norah.

There will be a good time to be had Tuesday night for the Texas fans if the Longhorns beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.


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