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Thread #64299   Message #1054848
Posted By: GUEST
16-Nov-03 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
It is also quite bizarre to suggest that the word "cracker" is as detestable an ethnic slur as "nigger", as Kent Davis and musicmic have. As the M-W definition notes, there is also a perfectly innocuous use of the word which is relevant to a specific cultural group from the American south: Georgia and Florida, to-wit:

The Tropic of Cracker (published by University of Florida Press)

"Ecology of a Cracker Childhood" (by Milkweed Editions Press)