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Arts & Culture
Tue February 14, 2012
Minature krewe's parade spurs controversy with Rex
Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you’re not. The four year old krewe, ‘tit Rex (pronounced: T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it’s French translation – little king – and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex.
But the “Rex” in ‘tit Rex has spurred controversy with another, 140 year old Carnival Krewe, which questions the legal precedent of this word play. Eve Abrams watched the tiniest parade in New Orleans roll this past Saturday night.