Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

“Laissez les bons temps rouler! is a Cajun phrase translates as “Let the good times roll” in French. The phrase embodies the “joie de vivre”, the joy of living, the spirit that characterizes south Louisiana, and it is most closely connected with New Orleans because this phrase appears throughout the Mardi Gras season. If you didn’t study French in high school, you might find it difficult to pronounce “laissez les bon temps rouler.” This phrase is literally strange to American tongues. Pronounce it phonetically as: “lazay lay bon tom roulay” or try “lay-say le bontom roo-lay” or “lay-zeh leh bawn taw roo-leh.”

It’s a great expression to use no matter how you pronounce it. And when someone says, “Laissez les bon temps rouler”, your best response would be, “Oui, cher.” This response translates to “Yeah, you’re right.”

Making art is a great thing to do, and it always brings some good times. An art studio is always filled with joyous adventures and pleasant times. So, with its complexities of colors, shapes, and movement, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” is an expression to roll with good times that may come to your life.

So let the good times roll! 

 …yeah, you’re right!

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