On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 10:17 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I had supper with Sidi the other night and he shared another term used by
> the Gullah folk.  He said when he was little (he is probably 75ish) growing
> up among the Gullah folk the kids would call him a "buckrah" or something
> like that.  Apparently this was the term used by the slaves for the
> overseer/manager, who were generally Scots/Irish young men.  The chirruns
> had picked up this word from their older family members.

Don't recall the etymology off the top of my head, but "buckra" is roughly
the Caribbean equivalent of "Honkey"...


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