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    I'm a red head. I was 'carrot read' up until about 8 then went dark, now Im more auburn. I personally don't mind it but if any of my future kids get the gene (dh has mouse brown/blonde & my fam are all brown so might not happen) & they get called ranga, I will go.off my rocker!

    I found through high school that unfortunately it was just the boys that got that, the girls wouldn't dare get called a ranga. We'd be carrot tops, even though carrot tops are green!

    I actually hope I have a girl with a tinge of red & the majority of dh's blonde with my curls....strawberry blonde curls, cute!

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    Hubbys a red head, and when he hears the word it brings back childhood memories of when he was teased about having such stunning locks. It is offensive to lots of red heads.

    Its sort of like calling a blonde a bimbo or something like that.

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    I remember Anne of Green Gables fondly She had 'Carrot tops' and dreamed of Aubern hair Personally I Red's

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    I just find it awful particularly because its short for orangutan, i mean, is it acceptable to refer to chubble bubbies or people as hippos or another chubby animal? Or people with with long faces to be called horse or whatever?

    I just dont see why one is acceptable when the others are clearly not.

    And i love so many of people in this thread and can see the 'preperation angle' is out of love. But i find it upsetting that parents feel they need to do that.

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    I absolutely hate it! And I don't even know any red haired people.. It's just sounds awful!

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    DP has red hair and will refer to himself as a ranga and finds zero offense with it.. I call him my rangy rang.. Lol. I say it, but with endearment.. Not malice.. I think it drpends how it is said..

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    what she said

    Hubby has red hair (its far less red now than what it was growing up ... it used to be bright orange, now its more of a browny red - with greys in it ) and he refers to himself as a ranga ... but I dont think he enjoyed the term growing up??? probably because it was said hurtfully back then, whereas now he has the choice to accept the word or not???

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    Meh, I'm not offended by it but don't really use it.

    I am blonde and get pretty offended by "dumb blonde" and "having a blonde moment" thus why I would not say "ranga"

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    It does bother me! DH says it's the last minority it's socially acceptable to make fun of. Decades ago people made fun of immigrants and blondes. Now thank goodness that's stopped but it seems the moronic masses need to pick on another minority.

    I guess because redheads are usually ango-saxon it's not seen as racist or politically incorrect?

    I seethe when my Toddler's childcare leader calls her a ranga! How do I explain what it means when she asks??? I don't want her to feel singled out because of her hair.


 

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