is "dirty blonde" depreciative?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 25 02:05:38 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> Neutral

On the basis of literature, I assumed "insult," just because it
appeared that it should br=e such.. But, when I've heard that used in
the wild, it has always been a merely a description, whether of the
hair of the person speaking or that of the person spoken of.

Maybe it's an insult in Britspeak.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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