n.— «This was in response to the news about a family in Newcastle who had suffered three years of abuse—smashed windows, graffiti, physical attacks—forcing them to decamp from one council estate to another on two occasions, now pushing for a third move, and all on account of their red hair. One of the more arresting details was that a council officer had apparently discussed the possibility that the family invest in a few bottles of hair-dye. As a ginger-ninja myself, I was appalled at the idea that the solution to being bullied was to change yourself rather than to correct the behaviour of your tormentors.» —“Paean of praise to the ginger-ninjas” by Ginny Dougary Times (London, England) June 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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