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    hi,

    What is the meaning of the word crackers in the following sentence:

    American football: It is very spectacular and huge crowds support their favourites, cheering, waving silk rosettes and flags, wearing coloured scarves and paper hats, throwing crackers and singing.

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    I don't know the meaning ,Madox
    Sorry
    However I'm just replying to move your threat back for other to see it
    I hope they will help you

    I.A

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    Re: crackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    I don't know the meaning ,Madox
    Sorry
    However I'm just replying to move your threat back for other to see it
    I hope they will help you

    I.A
    hi Veron1

    thanks for your help!

    best wishes,

    Madox


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    Re: crackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,

    What is the meaning of the word crackers in the following sentence:

    American football: It is very spectacular and huge crowds support their favourites, cheering, waving silk rosettes and flags, wearing coloured scarves and paper hats, throwing crackers and singing.

    Madox
    First of all this must be British English since Americans only know one kind of football. Also the "-our" words (colour)

    So I think a cracker here means a small explosive toy called a fire cracker here. Although I have never seen these thrown at a football game. It would be the quickest way to end up explaining yourself to the police nowadays.

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