Friday, December 30, 2011

Crackers, "Bamas", And Peckerwoods

The above painting is by John James Audubon of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.

Crackers are from Georgia and Florida but there is more to it than that. Much more. See the link below for the origins of the word and many more meanings.

"Bamas" are what blacks in Washington, D.C. call other blacks who have just moved up to D.C. from down South.

Peckerwood is another slang term for poor whites.

And here is something about the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.