Crack Cocaine – named for its noise

Crack cocaine, you may know that crack cocaine is a mixture of cocaine and baking soda… depending on your lifestyle choices, you may not.

The reason it’s called that because when it’s being made, it cracks apart. ‘Crack’ is itself a word we got from the early Germanic word ‘krackojan’ which is thought to have been an attempt at making the noise of a cracking whip using the sounds used in the language at the time.

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