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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Serious questions, is it even possible for a reccessive gene to dominate a population or is it always a subset of blondes etc.?

    Do you know there have been redheaded mummies found in Peru, China and Egypt? An pre european maori were well known to have a few redheads. Thats amazing!

    Im part ginga, gingas are mighty not evil. far out they conquered the world.
    Then why do you use a derogatory term to describe us?
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    It's like when black people call each other nigger. To render it useless as an offensive word. Or idk. Don't care to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsung View Post
    It's like when black people call each other nigger. To render it useless as an offensive word. Or idk. Don't care to be honest.
    I consider this an appropriate comparison. Partly because of its use as an offensive, yet social accepted, slang term (as 'nigger' once was) and also due to some redheads having adopted the term to describe themselves. However, would you go up to a black person and call them a nigger? Of course not, and it should be just the same for the term 'ginga' or 'ginger'.
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    They're basically the Morlocks from H.G. Wells The Time Machine.


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    'Gingas" are now more commonly referred to as "rangas" here, derived from orangutan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I consider this an appropriate comparison. Partly because of its use as an offensive, yet social accepted, slang term (as 'nigger' once was) and also due to some redheads having adopted the term to describe themselves. However, would you go up to a black person and call them a nigger? Of course not, and it should be just the same for the term 'ginga' or 'ginger'.
    I had an inkling about ginga but I had no idea that ginger was offensive, I think ginga is cute. Now 'Ranga, there's an offensive term!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    But they're mostly concentrated in Scotland and Ireland, or in populations of people who descend directly from there.

    Green eyes are also relatively rare.
    Apparently even in Scotland only 13% have red hair, I'm curious if there were ever populations that had 80% or more. The ancient Greeks and Romans mentioned whole tribes and peoples being "predominantly redhaired". I imagine that would be quite striking to encounter for the very first time, especially if they'd never seen red hair and green eyes before.
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    If you refer to the Tarim mummies, there were even gingers BCE in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Then why do you use a derogatory term to describe us?
    I never realized that ginger was derogatory. I've even heard cats of a certain color referred to as ginger cats. I used to dye my hair a kind of red/orange strawberry blonde color for most of high school. I always wanted my cousin's hair. My sister's is more that darker red, and she has freckles. Cousin has the red/orangey blonde and completely white skin.

    I CARRY THE GINGER GENE, I'm pretty sure. But if I keep being attracted to half-Latinos and half-Asians the odds of me having a red haired child are probably pretty low.

    My ENFJ sister, on the other hand, seems to think guys who look like Prince Harry are damn sexy. She dated this guy once who had pretty much the same coloring as our ISFJ sister.

    Anyway, I never meant to insult anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Serious questions, is it even possible for a reccessive gene to dominate a population or is it always a subset of blondes etc.?

    Do you know there have been redheaded mummies found in Peru, China and Egypt? An pre european maori were well known to have a few redheads. Thats amazing!

    Im part ginga, gingas are mighty not evil. far out they conquered the world.
    consider that the gene for blue eyes, a recessive gene, is only 10,000 years old. now consider that about 40-60% of white people have blue eyes. so yes, a recessive gene can dominate a population
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