4. That shiny thing on neutral ground tracks making “wooka” sounds? It’s a “streetcar.”
Not a "tram," not a "trolley," not a “metro,” and certainly not a “subway.”
5. We don’t bury our dead
If you bury something in NOLA, it’s likely to pop back up with the next hard rain, which happens a fair bit here. Since people tend to get upset when their deceased loved ones literally rise from the grave, we inter them in above-ground mausoleums, which make our cemeteries unique and beautiful places that are fascinating to explore.
6. It’s flat
So flat, in fact, that NOLA has only two hills, both of which are man-made. One was built by the WPA in the 1930s to give local children “the experience of a hill” -- if you’d like to climb it, it’s called “Monkey Hill,” and it’s at the Audubon Zoo.
7. Pretty much nothing is pronounced as it’s spelled
Phonetics have no place in the 504. Calliope St? “KAL-ee-ope”. Same for Melpomene (“MEL-poe-meen”), Burgundy (“ber-GUN-dee”), Terpsichore (“TERP-suh-core”), and so on. Also, PRAW-leens and puh-KAHNS.