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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:45 AM
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30. No y'all don't!
Many of y'all, no most, are well-intended folk. Whether from the south, the west, the northeast, the midwest, I've seen good folks of all types.

Oh! I just noticed your sarcasm doodad! As Emily Latella might say, "Never mind!"
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  -Define "CRACKER" itsrobert  Nov-22-06 10:28 AM   #0 
  - I'll do my best  Texasgal   Nov-22-06 10:31 AM   #1 
  - That offends me!  alittlelark   Nov-22-06 10:32 AM   #4 
  - What?  Texasgal   Nov-22-06 10:34 AM   #12 
     - Those of us that like REALLY salty cheese!  alittlelark   Nov-22-06 10:38 AM   #20 
  - My favorite type of cracker  ThomCat   Nov-22-06 11:39 AM   #60 
  - or sometimes no salt...  bridgit   Nov-22-06 12:23 PM   #83 
     - BLASPHEMY!  slackmaster   Nov-22-06 12:26 PM   #84 
        - oh i know, it's an abomination...  bridgit   Nov-22-06 12:29 PM   #86 
  - It doesn't have the history of 'nigger'. It just doesn't. It doesn't mean it's okay.  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 10:31 AM   #2 
  - You're absolutely right with "nigger".  Vash the Stampede   Nov-22-06 10:33 AM   #9 
  - Being called a 'bitch' by a stranger, especially a man using it about a woman. Is like 'nigger'. n  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 11:11 AM   #46 
     - Agreed, but the C word is worse  soothsayer   Nov-22-06 11:44 AM   #63 
     - Cuban???  EnviroBat   Nov-22-06 11:49 AM   #68 
     - Easy for a man to make a joke about this topic. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 12:13 PM   #78 
        - crapola  Atman   Nov-22-06 12:32 PM   #87 
           - How could 'dick' and 'peckerhead' not be gender specific? They are.  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 12:41 PM   #92 
              - So I guess it wasn't you I was arguing with  Atman   Nov-22-06 02:23 PM   #123 
                 - I appreciate your comments.  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 07:55 PM   #145 
     - Cheddar?  youthere   Nov-22-06 12:54 PM   #98 
     - I'm with Vash here, strongly disagree.  TheWraith   Nov-22-06 03:14 PM   #130 
        - "Asshole" is masculine? I don't agree on that, but do that it's not as bad as 'nigger'. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 07:55 PM   #146 
  - No insults to white people are truly offensive except blacks calling us racist or saying we have  yurbud   Nov-22-06 12:21 PM   #82 
  - It's impossible to offend a white person by disparaging their race.  Vash the Stampede   Nov-22-06 10:32 AM   #3 
  - No y'all don't!  harlinchi   Nov-22-06 10:45 AM   #30 
  - I'm African American and I find that term offensive  goclark   Nov-22-06 10:32 AM   #5 
  - I prefer European American  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-22-06 10:36 AM   #18 
  - 'White's counterpart is 'black'. If you go the 'African-Am' route then, Anglo, Nordic...  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 12:18 PM   #80 
  - well, I actually prefer 'black' and 'white'  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-22-06 12:49 PM   #96 
     - I've noticed on Pardon the Interruption, Michael Wilbon refers to himself as 'black'  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 01:08 PM   #100 
        - i LOVE PTI...what a great show  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-22-06 01:10 PM   #102 
           - If you want an honest, frank conversation about race issues, you'll find it on PTI.  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 01:32 PM   #106 
  - ,I've never seen it used regularly  goclark   Nov-22-06 12:20 PM   #81 
  - I've always wondered about that.  elocs   Nov-22-06 12:26 PM   #85 
  - Well, the only way to do that is to eliminate the races, I suspect  MADem   Nov-22-06 11:11 AM   #45 
  - I've heard it originated as a reference to the white overseer who  deutsey   Nov-22-06 10:32 AM   #6 
  - here's what wiki says.  pepperbear   Nov-22-06 10:32 AM   #7 
  - So, it is AKA 'red neck'? n/t  Clinton Crusader   Nov-22-06 10:35 AM   #17 
  - Wiki reflects the opinion of the last crank who edits the entry. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 11:12 AM   #47 
  - I got a similar explanation of a rural white people of pioneer  Cleita   Nov-22-06 12:40 PM   #91 
  - In Florida  Lowell   Nov-22-06 10:33 AM   #8 
  - my grandmother embraced her Florida "cracker" roots...  nashville_brook   Nov-22-06 11:02 AM   #42 
     - I never thought being called a cracker was bad  Lowell   Nov-22-06 11:31 AM   #56 
  - a computer programmer,  TheBaldyMan   Nov-22-06 10:33 AM   #10 
  - Here is a very interesting link on the subject...  Virginia Dare   Nov-22-06 10:34 AM   #11 
  - Cracker - Hillbilly - Redneck  demnan   Nov-22-06 10:34 AM   #13 
  - The term "Hillbilly"  StephenB48   Nov-23-06 08:08 PM   #155 
  - Offensive to who?  porphyrian   Nov-22-06 10:35 AM   #14 
  - I would guess...  LanternWaste   Nov-22-06 10:55 AM   #39 
     - Then you agree that what constitutes an offensive word is relative? - n/t  porphyrian   Nov-22-06 11:03 AM   #44 
        - Sure. Which puts the burden of civility on us...  LanternWaste   Nov-22-06 12:52 PM   #97 
        - I'm not entirely buying the "burden of civility" bit.  porphyrian   Nov-22-06 01:53 PM   #114 
           - Offensive language IS uncivil  LanternWaste   Nov-22-06 03:51 PM   #134 
        - Not exactly - "relative" is the wrong word.  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-22-06 04:07 PM   #141 
           - It is quite telling that NO ONE here has replied to your assertion  Karenina   Nov-23-06 07:17 PM   #153 
  - Roughly the same meaning as "redneck". Some prefer "Appalachian Americans"  yellowcanine   Nov-22-06 10:35 AM   #15 
  - Redneck  itsjustme   Nov-22-06 10:40 AM   #24 
  - yep yep.  michele77   Nov-22-06 10:48 AM   #33 
  - Redneck is a reference to orange scarfs Scots in Ireland and then in America wore to show their  RGBolen   Nov-22-06 10:41 AM   #25 
     - I heard Clinton call himself a red neck.  cat_girl25   Nov-22-06 11:19 AM   #50 
        - The use of the term has changed over time but Clinton has enough  RGBolen   Nov-22-06 11:22 AM   #53 
  - I associate it with "white trash".  Liberal Jesus Freak   Nov-22-06 10:35 AM   #16 
  - Something that goes with tomato soup  Nikki Stone1   Nov-22-06 10:37 AM   #19 
  - Cracker = Grilled Cheese  Goblinmonger   Nov-22-06 01:54 PM   #115 
  - It's not a word I'd use. However.  lwfern   Nov-22-06 10:38 AM   #21 
  - Good explanation!  cat_girl25   Nov-22-06 11:25 AM   #55 
  - That's the best explanation for it.  Bunny   Nov-22-06 11:52 AM   #71 
  - The difference between oppressor and oppressed is  igil   Nov-22-06 01:08 PM   #99 
  - That's nothing more than sophistry.  Spider Jerusalem   Nov-22-06 03:55 PM   #138 
  - Poor people aren't oppressed?  QC   Nov-22-06 03:59 PM   #139 
  - Terrific explanation. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 08:01 PM   #147 
  - I'm white and I'm not offended by it.  EdwardM   Nov-22-06 10:38 AM   #22 
  - I can agree with that. Unfortunately, hate usually isn't separated from the word.  Vash the Stampede   Nov-22-06 11:02 AM   #41 
  - Here's your sign  Monkeyman   Nov-22-06 10:39 AM   #23 
  - why is it offensive?  sniffa   Nov-22-06 10:43 AM   #26 
  - In the song 'Louisiana 1927'  proud2Blib   Nov-22-06 10:43 AM   #27 
  - Newman used the actual quote from Coolidge  RGBolen   Nov-22-06 10:46 AM   #31 
     - Interesting -  proud2Blib   Nov-22-06 10:52 AM   #35 
  - not offended  Ellis Wyatt   Nov-22-06 10:44 AM   #28 
  - I was called a cracker while standing in a grocery line once  Atman   Nov-22-06 10:45 AM   #29 
  - I like your attitude!  DemoDemoCratCrat   Nov-22-06 10:53 AM   #37 
  - I kind of like the term blue-eyed devil...ever hear that one?  TK421   Nov-22-06 12:32 PM   #88 
  - I've got blue eyes and blonde hair  Atman   Nov-22-06 12:38 PM   #90 
     - Agreed !  TK421   Nov-22-06 01:39 PM   #111 
  - THAT is a funny story  cwydro   Nov-22-06 03:05 PM   #127 
     - Triskadecaphobia= fear of Friday13th  Wiley50   Nov-23-06 02:50 PM   #151 
  - "Hillbillies prefer to be called 'sons of the soil' but it aint gonna happen"  tularetom   Nov-22-06 10:47 AM   #32 
  - Hillbilly  edwardlindy   Nov-22-06 10:54 AM   #38 
  - It has to do with power or, more precisely, lack of  lukasahero   Nov-22-06 10:49 AM   #34 
  - Not used in context in the UK as fas as I'm aware  edwardlindy   Nov-22-06 10:52 AM   #36 
  - Now THERE's and interesting context.  NCevilDUer   Nov-22-06 11:18 AM   #49 
     - When we were younger  edwardlindy   Nov-22-06 04:35 PM   #142 
  - I think it's an old fashioned version of "trailer trash"  gollygee   Nov-22-06 11:01 AM   #40 
  - Oh, come on, it's not that bad  treestar   Nov-22-06 11:03 AM   #43 
  - I don't use that term.  cat_girl25   Nov-22-06 11:13 AM   #48 
  - If white folks think it's offensive then it is!  harlinchi   Nov-22-06 11:20 AM   #51 
  - Thanks  itsrobert   Nov-22-06 11:39 AM   #61 
  - I'm a white person. I don't find it offensive.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-22-06 11:46 AM   #64 
  - I don't think I would if I were white!  harlinchi   Nov-22-06 12:02 PM   #76 
  - Ah, "redneck."  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-22-06 12:16 PM   #79 
  - If sots = rednecked cracker-ass hillbillies  Goblinmonger   Nov-22-06 01:58 PM   #116 
  - Well said. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 01:49 PM   #113 
  - Are you kidding?  boolean   Nov-22-06 11:20 AM   #52 
  - You can believe what you choose  itsrobert   Nov-22-06 11:37 AM   #59 
  - You find it offensive?  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-22-06 11:23 AM   #54 
  - A dry biscuit, often eaten with cheese. n/t  kiki   Nov-22-06 11:32 AM   #57 
  - People born in Florida are known as "Florida crackers"  William769   Nov-22-06 11:32 AM   #58 
  - I never knew its history. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 11:43 AM   #62 
  - I'm White, and Find It a Proper Description  stepnw1f   Nov-22-06 11:47 AM   #65 
  - Cracker? as in the cracking of a whip on bare skin? or  SoCalDem   Nov-22-06 11:47 AM   #66 
  - two simple rules people need to learn to live in a civilization  zreosumgame   Nov-22-06 11:49 AM   #67 
  - You left out a third important rule:  tenshi816   Nov-22-06 01:35 PM   #109 
  - Let's just all call each other "Dude"...  EnviroBat   Nov-22-06 11:50 AM   #69 
  - It's a cultural term for people who are voluntary members, at least as adults, of a  WinkyDink   Nov-22-06 11:51 AM   #70 
  - I was told that Honky came from Hunky which is a  alfredo   Nov-22-06 02:00 PM   #117 
  - When we lived in NM, our development was called "Honky Heights"  SoCalDem   Nov-22-06 03:16 PM   #131 
     - Ha. We defined people by location. If you were from Lake Dreamland  alfredo   Nov-22-06 03:32 PM   #133 
  - Riiiiiiight  Goblinmonger   Nov-22-06 02:02 PM   #118 
  - Here, try this...  EnviroBat   Nov-22-06 11:52 AM   #72 
  - how often exactly have you seen that word used?  lionesspriyanka   Nov-22-06 11:53 AM   #73 
  - Ritz Cracker: Rich white guy...  originalpckelly   Nov-22-06 11:58 AM   #74 
  - A honky mo-fo caucasoid or a dried piece of grain with salt on it that tastes good.  HypnoToad   Nov-22-06 12:01 PM   #75 
  - Calling a middle class white a cracker is like calling a rich person a snob.  Dr Fate   Nov-22-06 12:12 PM   #77 
  - Yes, I remember that controversial song by Patti Smith....  FredScuttle   Nov-22-06 12:33 PM   #89 
  - The sheriff is a cracker (BONG!!!!!) Naw dagnabbit!! I said the sheriff is a CRACK- (BONG!!!)  Dr Fate   Nov-22-06 12:41 PM   #93 
     - LOL, Dr.  FredScuttle   Nov-22-06 01:24 PM   #104 
  - A cracker is a type of unleavened bread, usually sprinkled with salt.  philosophie_en_rose   Nov-22-06 12:43 PM   #94 
  - because white people, especially males, deserve to be abused  leftofthedial   Nov-22-06 12:43 PM   #95 
  - So is your point  Kelly Rupert   Nov-22-06 01:10 PM   #101 
     - Here's my spin on 'Cracker'  OxQQme   Nov-22-06 01:25 PM   #105 
     - Personally, I think "cracker" is a racist epithet  leftofthedial   Nov-22-06 02:06 PM   #120 
        - Oh, I see. I agree with you fully.  Kelly Rupert   Nov-22-06 06:03 PM   #144 
  - I personally find the word 'anglo' to be wrong.  igil   Nov-22-06 01:18 PM   #103 
  - I'm half English/half Irish. So, the term fits me fairly well. But it's weird hearing...  MookieWilson   Nov-22-06 01:33 PM   #107 
  - "31%"  dailykoff   Nov-22-06 01:34 PM   #108 
  - A cracker is something I like to put in my chilli.  Jamastiene   Nov-22-06 01:38 PM   #110 
  - i prefer cracker ass ;)  lies and propaganda   Nov-22-06 01:48 PM   #112 
  - First time I heard the word  conscious evolution   Nov-22-06 02:04 PM   #119 
  - They "cracked up"?  Left Is Write   Nov-22-06 02:15 PM   #121 
     - Unintentional pun  conscious evolution   Nov-22-06 02:48 PM   #125 
  - no one seems to know exactly where it came from  trekbiker   Nov-22-06 02:20 PM   #122 
  - You must REALLY hate Nabisco, then.  Zhade   Nov-22-06 02:25 PM   #124 
  - I like them with cheese  Tiggeroshii   Nov-22-06 02:53 PM   #126 
  - "Countrysides" is a great album,  Jed Dilligan   Nov-22-06 03:11 PM   #128 
  - Yummy and crumbly.  Red Right and BLUE   Nov-22-06 03:13 PM   #129 
  - I'm sick and tired of the BBC...  WHAT   Nov-22-06 03:20 PM   #132 
  - I think cracker is a funny word  brazenlyliberal   Nov-22-06 03:51 PM   #135 
  - Cracker  Blue in Bama   Nov-22-06 03:54 PM   #136 
  - ''I'm not interested in opinions that it's less offensive than other words'  Bluebear   Nov-22-06 03:55 PM   #137 
  - When Used Racially, It Shouldn't Be Tolerated Since It Is In Fact A Racist Term.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Nov-22-06 03:59 PM   #140 
  - This thread is bullshit.  Karenina   Nov-22-06 05:48 PM   #143 
  - Why?  itsrobert   Nov-23-06 10:51 AM   #148 
     - Deleted...  bliss_eternal   Nov-23-06 07:42 PM   #154 
  - A great band that was an early 90's offshoot of  shadowknows69   Nov-23-06 11:30 AM   #149 
  - I rather find it rather endearing to be compared to a tasty snack.  baby_mouse   Nov-23-06 02:36 PM   #150 
  - It doesn't offend me in the least.  MrSlayer   Nov-23-06 02:58 PM   #152 
  - Zell Miller  doc03   Nov-23-06 09:53 PM   #156 
 

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