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Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Thu Jun 1 09:49:13 UTC 2000

Bruce asks:

> And to drag this back to topic...however did ginger come to refer to
> red/orange hair in the UK? I could understand blonde, but red?

It's more usually used for what we'd call strawberry blonde--so it's reddish
blonde.  You also hear it a lot of cats--a ginger cat--which are not red but
might have a warm tinge to their blond fur.  People with really red hair are
more likely to be called 'red-headed'--Ginger Spice excluded (but then she
did have those blonde streaks).


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