Hammond Police Quiz NYPD Volunteer Officers on How to Pronounce Louisiana Words
After a week's worth of hardships in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, two NYPD volunteer officers are here to make you smile.
It's been a tough week as Louisianians affected by the storm have just begun to pick up the pieces in what will be a long recovery from Hurricane Ida. Volunteers from all over the country have come down to assist in those efforts, including two police officers from the New York City Police Department.
It's common for officers to come down and help after storms like Ida, and the Hammond Police Department welcomed Juan and David with open arms.
They also welcomed them with a pop quiz on the pronunciation of some of the areas they would be assisting in as well as a few other very local Louisiana words.
As you can see, some of the most difficult local words were on the list, so you could almost imagine how funny this video will be before you even hit play.
Before watching, see if you can even pronounce them all correctly, then see how you measure up to these New York officers.
Unfortunately, there were no "nachos" (Natchitoches) or "filets" (Atchafalaya) or but they did get Opelousas (sort of) correct. Of course, they had no chance on a few of these like Ouachita, Ponchartrain, and Tangipahoa (where they were actually located) but it was still fun to see them go through and give it their all.
To see this look on the officer's faces was enough to tell me that even though these guys are helping folks through tough times, it was also a moment where they could enjoy a good laugh.
This video has had tons of comments and has been shared over 3,000 times. Trust me when I say, someone will be happy with a smile right now, so pass this their way and make their entire day.