Among some Floridians, the term is used as a proud or jocular self-description.
Since the huge influx of new residents into Florida in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, from the northern parts of the United States and from Mexico and Latin America, the term "Florida Cracker" is used informally by some Floridians to indicate that their families have lived in the state for many generations.
Today the western term "cowboy" is often used for those who work cattle.
The Florida "cowhunter" or "cracker cowboy" of the 19th and early 20th centuries was distinct from the Spanish vaquero and the Western cowboy.
In the late 1800s, they were often called cow hunters, a reference to hunting for cattle scattered over the wooded rangelands during roundups.
The "cracker cow", also known as the "native" or "scrub" cow, averaged about 600 pounds (270 kg) and had large horns and large feet.
Floridians don't get stressed about the small stuff.
When it rains during an outdoor event, they know to wait it out because the sun will come back out soon enough.
Most single Floridians look like they just got back from a cruise, and thanks to liberal dress codes in many workplaces, weird tan lines aren't a problem either.
If you don't associate Florida with beaches, theme parks, or idyllic retirement communities, you probably associate it with weird news stories.