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Geaux

verb; derivation
to cheer a team or to set about to win Many Louisiana words/last names end in -eaux, e.g. Breaux Mart, Boudreaux, etc. The –eaux ending is probably a French/Cajun influence taking over many words in Louisiana through the years. So naturally, -eaux is added to words like go at sports events like LSU football games to emphasize the Louisiana spirit. I’ve only seen Southerners spell the word with the –eaux ending. The etymology of "go" is from the Oxford English Dictionary.
 
Geaux Tigers!
Etymology : Derived from “go,” common Teutonic defective verb, maybe originally only existing in the present tense, although some strong past participles exist in some Teutonic languages
Source : E-mail referring to LSU sports; also geaux.com is website devoted to LSU sports coverage
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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