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Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Red" Heads

Why do they call redheads redheads when their hair is actually orange?

Curious minds want to know.



  • At 11:15 PM, Anonymous John said…

    Because "orange" doesn't rhyme with "head"...or anything else for that matter.

  • At 2:30 PM, Anonymous dil said…

    I'm actually looking at my hair right now and it's red, but I know what you mean.

  • At 4:30 AM, Blogger Fern said…

    While you're at it, why do we call black people "black" when they are really various shades of brown. And why do we call white people "white" when they are really something between transparent (me) to pink/beige. And what the heck is brunette and blonde? Why wasn't "brown" and "yellow" sufficient?


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