A couple of heards:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 18 05:15:52 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>wrote:

> "Red-headed stepchild" is the way I heard it, maybe thirty years ago.

Me, too. But, "like a red-neck relative" and "like a mixed-blood stepchild"
strike me as recent variants. But...


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