Y’All Know What A Cracker Is, Don’t Ya?

Y’All Know What A Cracker Is, Don’t Ya?

by

 R.E. Prindle

Just to clear up the meaning of the word ‘cracker’ used disparagingly in the Martin trial.  The Negroes don’t understand or purposely misuse the term in a pejorative sense.

In nineteenth century US as well as England a cracker was the best of his kind.

Thus Cracker Jack of the caramel corn box was meant to be a ship shape sailor ready for action.  Cracker Jacks, that implied it was the best candy going.

Rather than being an insult the term is actually very complimentary.

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