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Coal cracker

Posted by ESC on August 28, 2003

In Reply to: Coal cracker posted by Bruce Kahl on August 28, 2003

: : I am having trouble posting to "coal cracker." So I'm trying it as a new discussion. Here goes:

: : I'll look up "coal cracker" in my regional slang dictionaries this evening. I've never heard this phrase -- I'm a coal miner's daughter from West Virginia. I've done some online research and searched new and used bookstores trying to locate a miners' slang book. No luck yet.

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: "The word, "cracker" was another term for a breaker and "coal cracker" was used to describe a miner."

Thanks Bruce! Especially for the online Coal Speak Dictionary. I've been looking for one of those forever.

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