I don´t know if this is a New Orleans thing, or a general people thing, but I had never really heard people speak sentences without verbs until I moved back to New Orleans after college. Maybe only then did I start dealing with the general public, instead of with generally educated people. I don´t know. I blogged about this before, here. Back then, I was dumbfounded when my coworker had texted me, "We on are way." I´ll never forget that moment.
I now hear people speak without verbs almost daily. I still cringe. It´s beyond bizzare, to me. Yesterday, driving home, I was at a red light. There was a gas station across the way with one of those electronic advert boards. It was scrolling through promotions, and I happened to notice:
WE EXCEPT FOOD STAMP
My mouth was agape too long for me to get my phone and take a picture before the light turned green.