Derby #311: Back in Back
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Ginger Power

Ginger Power
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tomspc


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Spice Girls?

lyonscc


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tomspc wrote:Spice Girls?


Ha! No.

I've got a family member who recently went to red hair, and has been enduring the "Gingers have no souls" teasing (and all of the other "ginger" memes), so I was trying to go in a nicer direction.

quillow


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This is a Britishism (that's not a bad thing, I'm just explaining...). The Brits call redheads "gingers" and there's a fair amount of prejudice and teasing that devolves on the ginger-haired. If you look at the British Amazon, for instance, you can find a thread of parents looking for children's books with positive images of redheads to counter the prejudice endured by their redhaired kids. I want to tell them, just move to the States. Not an issue here. I know, I grew up here with red hair. There's the occasional "carrot top" but nothing like the abuse that British redheads have to put up with. Apparently the existence of a ginger in the royal family (not to mention, the ginger-haired friend of Harry Potter) has not put a stop to this.

deborah11565


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quillow wrote:This is a Britishism (that's not a bad thing, I'm just explaining...). The Brits call redheads "gingers" and there's a fair amount of prejudice and teasing that devolves on the ginger-haired. If you look at the British Amazon, for instance, you can find a thread of parents looking for children's books with positive images of redheads to counter the prejudice endured by their redhaired kids. I want to tell them, just move to the States. Not an issue here. I know, I grew up here with red hair. There's the occasional "carrot top" but nothing like the abuse that British redheads have to put up with. Apparently the existence of a ginger in the royal family (not to mention, the ginger-haired friend of Harry Potter) has not put a stop to this.


As an American I would assume this stems from the Irish ? Thus causing the mockery...

enaych


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quillow wrote:This is a Britishism (that's not a bad thing, I'm just explaining...). The Brits call redheads "gingers" and there's a fair amount of prejudice and teasing that devolves on the ginger-haired. If you look at the British Amazon, for instance, you can find a thread of parents looking for children's books with positive images of redheads to counter the prejudice endured by their redhaired kids. I want to tell them, just move to the States. Not an issue here. I know, I grew up here with red hair. There's the occasional "carrot top" but nothing like the abuse that British redheads have to put up with. Apparently the existence of a ginger in the royal family (not to mention, the ginger-haired friend of Harry Potter) has not put a stop to this.


Not to mention red-headed companions on Doctor Who, who wishes he himself would regenerate as a ginger. Gosh, just about everyone I know wishes they had red hair. I have to compliment it every time I see it.

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