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In pa they are Crappie. In fact it iratates the hell out of me when their called kroppy by Pennsylvanians who want to impress the unwashed with their superior English skills.

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According to Merriam Webster, it's pronounced "Kroppy" ... not "Krappy".

Growing up in Indiana, that's how we always pronounced it, too.

 

As has been mentioned, "crappy" has a whole different meaning, and I don't ever associate that meaning with the fish in question.

That's a bunch of crappie. We call 'em crappie in PA

 

 

In South Louisiana the word crappie is pronounced "Sack-a-lay" Sacalait !

 

Crappie seems a rather inappropriate name given the eating quality of the fish.

Perhaps someone was trying to keep others from harvesting them in an attempt

to discourage competition.

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One of the reasons I think they are called specks mostly in Florida and not many other places is because lots of folks call brook trout "speckled trout" or just "specks".

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Crappie here...then paper mouths and if you are fishing a private tank or get on some big ones (2-3lbs)they are Slabs or Dinner Plates

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I usually go the way of crop-e,but like you Mike-if it's a big fish...its a slab!

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Like fingernails on a chalk board ... reading all these colloquial names for Crappie.

On one hand... I hate colloquial names for animals and plants. It makes identification and education so difficult because it's hard to communicate exactly what you're talking about (think white perch, which is a species of fish and a colloquial name for crappie).

 

 

On the other hand, I find them interesting because it's part of an areas culture.

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Like fingernails on a chalk board ... reading all these colloquial names for Crappie.

Um, crappie is a colloquial name too.

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Like fingernails on a chalk board ... reading all these colloquial names for Crappie.

Um, crappie is a colloquial name too.

 

White and black crappie are the accepted common names. However you decide to pronounce them.

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I am assuming you're referring to the Scientific or Latin name, Agn.

Crappie has been the accepted English name for this fish since the late 1800's ... so "colloquial" doesn't actually apply.

 

But okay, you're right ... I'm good with not reading anymore names for Crappie.

 

On to other threads.

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