A cheer for the New Orleans Saints, the city’s beloved NFL team. While the full chant goes “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?! Who dat! Who dat!” the shortened “Who dat!” is more of an emphatic expression of team love and support rather than an interrogative. The only acceptable responses, should someone shout “Who dat!” in your direction, are “Who dat!” and “Yeah you rite!” Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals use a similar term, “Who dey,” which is about as strange to New Orleanians as Cincinnati chili with cinnamon served on spaghetti with shredded cheddar cheese. Seriously, they do that there. It’s weird as hell.
Yeah you rite!
“You are indeed correct, my friend.” Used often as a way of agreeing with someone’s opinions, especially when it comes to the New Orleans Saints (see above). Also employed when a band or musician is just killing it in a live performance.
A dear friend, generally someone you grew up with or have great affection for. The term originates from the city’s various “wards,” i.e., neighborhoods or “faubourgs.” If you were raised with someone in the same “whoad,” they are your “whoadie.” But it can also refer to a close friend, regardless of where that person was reared.