Meaning : To love,
Pronunciation : RAS tus, RAS-təs ,
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Numerology information Rastus:
Name Number: 8 Meaning: Outer, Body, Physical, Ambition, Power, Progress, Career, Success, Respect, Fame, Means, Karma
Additional information Rastus:
Rastus is a New Testament name and a short form of 'Erastus', derived from 'eran' meaning 'to love'.
Short form of ERASTUS
Definition funny of Rastus:
1. Rastus, the Cream of Wheat chef, created circa 1890 by Emery Mapes, one of the owners of Diamond Milling Company. Mapes adapted the image of an African American chef for a wood-cut image used as a logo for the product. In the 1920s, the woodcut image was replaced by the face of a Chicago waiter who was paid $5 to pose in a chef's hat and jacket. This logo has been used with only slight modifications until the present day. 2. A stereotype of the jolly, former slave, and a character of the coon type often featured in minstrel shows. 3. A pejorative name used by white folk for African American males in the 20th Century.
"By no means a lesser virtue of Toole's novel is his rendering of the particularities of New Orleans, its back streets, its out-of-the-way neighborhoods, its odd speech, its ethnic whites -- and one black in whom Toole has achieved the near-impossible, a superb comic character of immense wit and resourcefulness without the least trace of Rastus minstrelsy." --Walker Percy, Foreword to 'A Confederacy of Dunces'
The gentleman whose picture is on the Cream of Wheat box.
Rastus has had his picture on the Cream of Wheat box since the 1890s.
Songs about Rastus:
Rastus Russell by Adrienne Young & Little Sadie from the Album The Art Of Virtue
Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown by Devine's Jug Band from the Album Terrible Operation Blues
Gde nam rastu deca by Kurtoazija from the Album Iz svemira
Plantation Sketches: Uncle Rastus by Mary Barranger from the Album Burleigh: Music For Violin And Piano
Rastus by Horace Parlan from the Album The Complete Horace Parlan Blue Note Sessions (2000 - Remaster)
Rastus (Alternate Take) by Horace Parlan from the Album The Complete Horace Parlan Blue Note Sessions (2000 - Remaster)
Rastus On Parade by Leslie Bridges from the Album Classic Rags Piano Solos, Vol. 3
Books about Rastus:
Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Rastus: Blacks in Advertising, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Contributions in Afro-American... by Marilyn Kern Foxworth (Nov 30, 1994)
Rastus Year One, Hide Kitty Hide!: The Nine Lives Of Rastus Series by Carolyn Ann Aish (Dec 1, 1998)
Rastus Year Two, Ride Rastus Ride: The Nine Lives Of Rastus Series by Carolyn Ann Aish (Jun 10, 1999)
Rastus Year Five, Rastus In The Land Of The Long White Cloud: The Nine Lives Of Rastus Series by Carolyn Ann Aish (Mar 31, 2005)
Rastus Year Four, Rastus Behind Bars: The Nine Lives Of Rastus Series by Carolyn Ann Aish (Dec 20, 1999)
Rastus Year Six, Rastus Becomes Famous: The Nine Lives Of Rastus Series by Carolyn Ann Aish (Dec 10, 2005)
Rastus Year Seven, Rastus' Fan Club: The Nine Lives Of Rastus Series by Carolyn Ann Aish (Oct 7, 2006)
Wiki information Rastus:
Rastus is a pejorative term traditionally associated with African Americans in the United States. It is considered offensive. "Rastus" has been used as a generic, often derogatory, name for black men at least since 1880, when Joel Chandler Harris...