With the spirit of the Superbowl and Saint’s Victory fresh on our minds (or at least my mind), haven’t you wondered the Origin of Who Dat?
The whole chant is “Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?”
No one knows how the phrase became associated with the Saints although many believe the chant was first used by other local football teams. In the mid-1980’s, the New Orleans Saints adopted the phrase which has become very popular in the past few years. Fans refer to themselves as members of the “Who Dat Nation.”
“Who Dat” was first used in minstrel shows and vaudeville acts in the 1800’s. The phrase later got picked up by jazz musicians and since has become a part of Louisiana vernacular.
If you want to experience the victory parade today, you can watch it via live web cam here at 5pm CST.
And just for fun, the Who Dat dog. How could I not include the viral YouTube video that has gained national attention?
The Westcoast Blogger