[Ads-l] cotton-picking

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sun Jun 24 14:03:03 EDT 2018


My daughter has two language questions:

1) what is the origin of "cotton-picking"?  Is it or was it a racial slur?  Does it have anything to do with slaves picking cotton?

2) what is the difference between "creek" and "crick" when referring to a small stream?  Is it a regional variation?

- Jim Landau

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