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“North Cack n. (Southern sl.) new school “1. North Carolina. (var. North Caclalacka/Cackalacky/Click/Clicky, N. Cee) “ex: ‘I’m about to make this run to North Cack.’ ” —  From “Street Talk: Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop & Urban Slanguage” by Randy Kearse (2006) According to a feature in Saturday’s New York Times, “Mr. Kearse, 45, went […]

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Even though we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the history and culture of “North Cackalacky,” when it comes to this unusual nickname, we’re absolutely stumped. We’d heard the name for years, and it seems to be pretty widespread, be we can’t figure out where in the world it came from. We tried the usual […]

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