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By cracky

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 14, 2006

In Reply to: By cracky posted by Ken Hammond on November 14, 2006

: My grandfather in northern Missouri uses a lot of colorful phrases. One of the funniest is "by cracky", used in place of "by golly". For example, "It's a hot one today, by cracky!"

: Does anyone know the origin of this phrase?

Jumpin' Jehosophat, you have sure found one funny-sounding phrase. In his day your grandfather was just one of many who used that euphemism, "by cracky," without thinking twice, as a natural way of being emphatic without directly naming Christ (which would be blasphemy).