I love this post. There is a waitress in a local restaurant who truly mangles the names of the foods on the menu. I mean seriously bad, I'm no linguist. But then there are local words and pronunciations of "foreign" words that drive you crazy until you get them (and still do, to be honest with you). But this is a great guide to get the uninitiated started. And, yes, I've experienced the snobbishness that French, French-Canadian, and Cajun-French differences can evoke. If I pretended I couldn't understand a southern accent or a New England accent or an upper-class British accent or a cockney accent, I'M the one who'd be considered an idiot. But somehow in French, your way of speaking is the ONLY way. Haha. Doesn't matter. I have a palate formation that makes it so that I cannot roll a French "R" correctly, so in all French dialects, I sound terrible. Luckily I can laugh at myself and get everyone to laugh with me.