Mudcat Café message #35934 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6173   Message #35934
Posted By: dick greenhaus
25-Aug-98 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: George Fox (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: GEORGE FOX
The "-ker" connection is real, not apparent. Back in the early days, the word Shaker was coined as a contraction of Shaking Quaker (referring to the Shaker's dancing).

Which reminds me--the U.S. Attorney General at the time of the Haymarket Massacre (I forget his name) liked to be referred to as "The Fighting Quaker". Popularly, though, this became "The Quaking Fighter".