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By Isaac Mozeson


CRACK IS WACK

Apr16


A CRACK is not a cavity, but a slight

or weak hole.

חרך K[H]aRaQ is a notch or small gap, as in the latttice windows of Songs 2:9. It is the source of CRACK.

חרך K[H]aRaQ has the Het-Resh subroot

of חור K[H]OAR (hole, see HOLLOW ) combined with the Resh-Khaf of רך RahKH

(slight, weak – see WEAK ).

"Crack is Wack" in slang is a slogan to warn people that crack cocain gonna mess you up. WACK is "weak" or uncool.

My other dictionary, with Lois Stavsky and Dani Reyes Mozeson,

is A2Z: The Book of Rap + Hip-Hop Slang (Berkley Books).

Some Hebrew scholar types aint gonna be down wit dat.

Sorry, I haven't met a word I didn't like.


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