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Monday, February 8, 2010
Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say gonna beat dem Saints?
The "who dat" phrase has been around for years. The exact origin of the phrase is muddled. Some say that Southern University used the phrase first, but during the l980's the Saints took it as their rallying cry and Saints fans proudly proclaim to be members of the "Who Dat Nation."
The phrase may just possibly have its roots as far back as the late 1800's. It was apparently used in minstrel shows and vaudeville acts, and may have worked its way into the lingo of jazz musicians. In any event, it is now a permament part of the vernacular of those who are loyal Saints fans.
And yes, the Saints did win the Super Bowl last night!