‘Saltine’ is slang for a white person.
Social media users often come up with ways to get around automated content filters. One such way is by using the term Saltine instead of the slang cracker. These two words are both slang used to describe white people, typically by people who are not white themselves.
This type of language adaptation is a result of increased automated moderation on social media platforms. It’s a phenomenon known as algospeak. Users create alternatives for terms that are likely to get flagged, such as cracker.
The reason behind choosing the term Saltine as a stand-in for cracker is interesting. Saltine crackers are often considered the palest of all crackers, which is why the term Saltine is used in place of cracker.
Example for using ‘Saltine’ in a conversation
Hey, did you see that video of the cute dog? 🐶
Haha, yeah! It’s so adorable! 🥰
I know, right? It made my day! 😄
Totally! Dogs always bring joy. 🐾
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