BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana, United States?From the creative to the crude, Louisianans were offering their suggestions Sunday as to what BP should now stand for as a result of its disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Bull Poop," one caller to a talk radio station offered, in a toned down expletive suggesting that the British oil giant's executives have been fudging the truth about the six-week-old disaster which has gushed millions of gallons of crude into the sea.
A client in a restaurant on Grand Isle, the only inhabited barrier island in Louisiana, suggested "Bloody Poor," for what BP will be once it has paid out everything it is liable for under US law.
Other suggestions to the radio station were "Bad Publicity"?which the British oil major is getting from its handling of the worst environmental disaster in US history?and "Bad People."
But the one that got the radio hosts' vote was "Blackening Plaquemines," a reference to the oil that is staining the shoreline and wetlands of Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish that lives from fishing, oil, and tourism.