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Carolina as Cackalacky, Cackalacka, Calinky, Calink, or Cack

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Charlie from Columbia, South Carolina, wonders about a nickname for his state, South Cack. University of North Carolina linguist Bonnie Taylor-Blake has researched this term and its variants extensively. They include Cackalacky, Cackalacka, Calinky, Calink, and many others. The odd thing is some South Carolinians are quite familiar with these expressions and others have never heard of them at all. The origin of these slang terms is uncertain, although they have been popularized by hiphop. North Carolina sometimes goes by the names No Cack or North Click. This is part of a complete episode.

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