CR@CKERS & APPALACHIA
Ethelyne ‘cracker’ to be built in Appalachia.
– NPR 12 JAN 12
My uncle Tom told how his wife Vi(olet)
once took him to a ‘cracker’ party: a boy
stood in the center of a room with a pail
of water & box of saltine crackers; she
said: “Be nice Floyd dance!” & so Floyd
danced around the pail with the crackers
that never got wet & no one ever ate.
No matter how intended, Southerners
take it badly at being called ‘crackers’
recalling indentured servants ‘cracking’
tars from pine trees in Georgia. What about
high-octane fuel for combustion ? Will
‘cracker’ rise in occupational status? Will
boys wear T-shirts saying ‘CRAYKUH!
& dam’ proud of it, y’all!” (Wait & see.)
(12 JAN 12, Santa Clara CA) v2