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What does the term cracker mean to you?

What does the term cracker mean to you?

  • A Florida native

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • A Georgia native

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A pejorative term for a white person

    Votes: 37 58.7%
  • Something else

    Votes: 25 39.7%

  • Total voters
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I first heard the term when I lived in Florida. It seems to have other meanings.
 

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I first heard the term when I lived in Florida. It seems to have other meanings.

I always thought it was synonomous with redneck/rascist.
 

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It usually reminds me of Andy Griffith.


:)
 

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I first heard the term when I lived in Florida. It seems to have other meanings.

This.

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Hard, white and salty. :mrgreen:
 

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Blacks call white people crackers because it was a white man who cracked the whip. Sad, but true.
 

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Yep - the term loses all insult possibilities because that's what i picture.

I was never raised with the belief it was even a bad word or anything, so I really don't care about it. If someone ever called me a cracker I'd get that exact picture in my head and laugh my ass off.
 

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Prior to living in Florida, I thought it was a derogatory term for white people. However, volunteering at a historical place in Florida I was informed, with pride, that a cracker was a native Floridian, especially those who herded cattle. They did not use barb wire to control the cattle and relied on the crack of the whip. I suppose the same word could be used for native Georgians in the cattle country.

Edit: Perhaps this should serve as a reminder that a word can honestly mean different things to different people and to support diversity and tolerance perhaps the first response is to assume that a word is not derogatory.
 
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It's a racist slur for white people.

Is anyone actually insulted by it, though?

I don't know anyone who'd respond with anything but a laugh if they were called a cracker. White people aren't raised with the belief that it's a horrid offense - we learn that at some random 'oh my god that's the dumbest thing' point in life.
 

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I used to eat those things as a kid. With nothing on them. Guess I loved the salt.

with butter was popular around here
 

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This is what we call cracker:

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Is anyone actually insulted by it, though?

I don't know anyone who'd respond with anything but a laugh if they were called a cracker. White people aren't raised with the belief that it's a horrid offense - we learn that at some random 'oh my god that's the dumbest thing' point in life.

Even if it doesn't bother you guys, I don't use racial slurs.
 

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Is anyone actually insulted by it, though?

I don't know anyone who'd respond with anything but a laugh if they were called a cracker. White people aren't raised with the belief that it's a horrid offense - we learn that at some random 'oh my god that's the dumbest thing' point in life.

Context example: **** you, you ****ing cracker!
 

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Goes well with soup and chili.
 

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Is anyone actually insulted by it, though?

I don't know anyone who'd respond with anything but a laugh if they were called a cracker. White people aren't raised with the belief that it's a horrid offense - we learn that at some random 'oh my god that's the dumbest thing' point in life.

Some of the sting is in the intent and/or who is using the term and who is the recipient....

Think "n-word" and who can or can't use the term.

Personally I was called "Okie" when living in Stockton.. That was the standard slur against Whites in that area.
 

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lol

Thanks for the example - sort of funny how **** is censored but cracker isn't.

Nigger, bitch, fag, spic, Camel Jockey, chink, gringo, whitey, nip, oreo, Raghead, and a whole slew of other insults are not censored as well. Cracker is a racial slur even if some people are not offended by it. The intent by most black people who use the word cracker is very racial.


 

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It means a cookie in England...or a salty treat (sorta LIKE a cookie) here in America. I lived in the Deep South for over 30 years, and I never heard any PERSON called a "cracker".
 

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Something that is really good with peanut butter on it. Glass of milk on the side.
Which may still be a person depending on your tastes... ;)
 
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