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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 12:52 am
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Cleburne Fan:

Have heard that explanation from another Floridian. (Maybe it was you? Don't think so.) The north Georgia crackers might disagree with you. Cracker might well refer to drinking, as in cracked corn. But, although Florida drovers might have been referred to as crackers, I don't believe it explains the appelation.

Total aside. Was going to make a comparison with the Australian drovers who cracked whips and might also be called crackers. So I asked Dear One (a fan of "Snowy River") what one calls an Australian cowboy. Her answer: "Gorgeous." So we'll let that thought slide.

Will entertain votes from other than Florida Crackers.

ole

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