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Posted: 9/25/2005 4:45:08 PM EDT
???
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:45:46 PM EDT
Are you asking a LA? If so, think county
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:46:13 PM EDT
In Louisiana, Parish = County.

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:47:33 PM EDT
really? how come they don't just call it a county??
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:48:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 4:48:55 PM EDT by deej86]
Wish I knew why they don't call it a county. Maybe it has to do with the Catholic heritage of Louisiana.

+1 to the LA equivalent of county=parish.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:48:56 PM EDT
Why don't they build their city ABOVE sea level? Similar question with similar answer.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:49:56 PM EDT
Louisiana's civil code is based on Napoleanic Law because of it's French heritage. Basically in a nutshell a parish is a county. Maybe Eric the Hun can chime in since he went to LSU.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:49:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By james4208:
Why don't they build their city ABOVE sea level? Similar question with similar answer.



lol...good point...
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:50:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Wish I knew why they don't call it a county. Maybe it has to do with the Catholic heritage of Louisiana.

+1 to the LA equivalent of county=parish.



Correct, this place is pretty stupid, but the history is interesting.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:50:11 PM EDT


Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:50:11 PM EDT
It's a garnish. Sort of like parsley. Man you're dumb.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:52:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:

Originally Posted By deej86:
Wish I knew why they don't call it a county. Maybe it has to do with the Catholic heritage of Louisiana.

+1 to the LA equivalent of county=parish.



Correct, this place is pretty stupid, but the history is interesting.


Never said it was stupid, but I like history.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:54:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 4:57:40 PM EDT by Keith_J]

Originally Posted By james4208:
Why don't they build their city ABOVE sea level? Similar question with similar answer.



It WAS above sea level some 280 years ago. But development of the Mississippi and reinforcement of the levees prevented annual flooding which would deposit a fine layer of silt, offsetting the subsidence common to a littoral delta.

New Orleans has been sinking with nothing to offset the subsidence.

Similar process happens in Houston but this is from groundwater withdrawl. The clay aquifers recharge very slowly, sometimes not at all. The removal of the trapped groundwater causes the ground to settle. The Brownwood subdivision had to be abandoned due to subsidence. It is now a swamp, complete with half-submerged houses and flooded streets, all overgrown.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:56:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:
www.umassalumni.com/silentauction/images/bird_parish_mchale.jpg


Parrish is also from Louisiana
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:01:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Wish I knew why they don't call it a county. Maybe it has to do with the Catholic heritage of Louisiana.

+1 to the LA equivalent of county=parish.



Bingo! I have it on authority of a coon ass, I learned at lunch this Friday.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:03:45 PM EDT
A very good basketball player in the NBA.

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:06:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
A very good basketball player in the NBA.




He's no longer a player.
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