"Et Toi"
Beads and paint on a cabinet door
If you've ever heard any Zydeco music,
you may have noticed that at times, the
singer hollers, "Et toi! Et toi!"
(Pronounced aye-twah.)
It's French, of course, and the translation is
simply, "And you."
It's kind of like the Greeks use "Opa!"
It's just a way of getting everybody going,
exhorting the crowd to sing and dance.
Everything you see came from Mardi Gras beads,
even the oysters and the giant shrimp.