In the first :20 seconds of this clip of the game show, The Weakest Link, you will hear Yvonne Monet answer the question: “What is the literal English translation of the festival called Mardi Gras?”
Classic answer and awesome hair too.
Get all the Mardi Gras action here with the official Mardi Gras page. You can almost smell the urine. Did you seriously just flash your computer screen? Weird.