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High Threshold;1457824 wrote: I am in total agreement - but what is a "cracker"?


I think Saint_ was referring to 'cracker' as a white person, used as a derogatory term.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative)
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AnneBoleyn;1457829 wrote: I think Saint_ was referring to 'cracker' as a white person, used as a derogatory term.




Oh gooness! I also thought he was white! I hope he isn't angry with me too.
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Saint_ is a very good guy. I wouldn't worry.
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In England we call men's underwear 'Crackers'
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Oscar Namechange;1457855 wrote: In England we call men's underwear 'Crackers'


"Under crackers" is the correct term
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Oscar Namechange;1457855 wrote: In England we call men's underwear 'Crackers'


Steel-woven crotch by Dr. Maritn?
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I've seriously never heard 'Cracker' to relate in any way to race / colour whatsoever. Come to that, I've never heard it to refer to underwear either, and I'm English. Perhaps it's a regional thing?
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FourPart;1457894 wrote: I've seriously never heard 'Cracker' to relate ..... to underwear ..... Perhaps it's a regional thing?


Yes. South-East of England I do believe. You're MUCH too far west. ;)
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High Threshold;1457900 wrote: Yes. South-East of England I do believe. You're MUCH too far west. ;)
By about 75 miles. In larger countries that would be considered local 'shopping' distance.
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FourPart;1457903 wrote: By about 75 miles. In larger countries that would be considered local 'shopping' distance.


:wah: As long as my humour didn't miss its mark.
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FourPart;1457894 wrote: I've seriously never heard 'Cracker' to relate in any way to race / colour whatsoever. Come to that, I've never heard it to refer to underwear either, and I'm English. Perhaps it's a regional thing?


Why would you hear it, it is a term used amongst blacks about whites ?

How about "Wet dog"?

Apparently white people smell like a wet dog, thus the name.
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Bruv;1457911 wrote: Why would you hear it, it is a term used amongst blacks about whites ?

How about "Wet dog"?

Apparently white people smell like a wet dog, thus the name.


According to Thais, hearing westerners speak sounds like barking dogs! :wah: I'd like to say what Thai sounds like to me, but I can't find the word for it.
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Bruv;1457911 wrote: Why would you hear it, it is a term used amongst blacks about whites ?

How about "Wet dog"?

Apparently white people smell like a wet dog, thus the name.


Cracker is a term some blacks use about some whites. It is nowhere near as derogatory as whites using the 'N' word as there is no power behind the word 'cracker'. It began because a whip was cracked upon a field slave's back by the overseer, & was first used to describe the overseer--"the cracker". Today it means something along the lines of 'dumbass'.

It's kind of like Mexicans using the word 'gringo' for white man. In other words, so what? There is no offense in being called a white as we used to control everything anyway & still control most things.

I have never heard the term 'wet dog'.
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Coconut...A term used by blacks to describe someone with black skin but the ways of the white man Inside
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Oscar Namechange;1457935 wrote: Coconut...A term used by blacks to describe someone with black skin but the ways of the white man Inside


Here that is called 'Oreo', white cream filling between 2 chocolate cookies.
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AnneBoleyn;1457933 wrote: I have never heard the term 'wet dog'.


'Wet back', however .................

AnneBoleyn;1457936 wrote: Here that is called 'Oreo', white cream filling between 2 chocolate cookies.


... or 'Uncle Tom'.

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