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Why are the people of Georgia called crackers?

May 16, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

Cracker is applied in the South, especially in Georgia and Florida, to poor whites and hill dwellers. The term in this sense dates back at least to the time of the Revolution. Although early uses leave the origin of the term in doubt, most authorities regard it as a shortened form of corncracker, which refers …

What is ginseng used for?

March 5, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Alternative Medicine

Ginseng is not used in the United States to any considerable extent. A negligible quantity is used by Chinese in America and a trifling amount by makers of medicine and drugs, but the consumption of the root is confined almost entirely to China and virtually the entire American supply is exported to that country. Opinion …

When did the round “s” supplant the long “s”?

January 15, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Literature

The modern form of the letter s began to be used in print to the exclusion of the old f form or long s about the time of the American Revolution. Before that time it was customary for printers to use both forms of the letter. The long or cursive s was used any place …

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