The Coining of "Ginja"

The Coining of "Ginja"

Kind of like calling a redhead "blue", calling a redhead a "ginga" is ironic. Cause it's ghetto, and we're usually not. In a high school variety show, I was picked to ironically pretend I was a big hip hop/rap/hood rat person because I was the palest/most innocent looking/whitest person available. My pale, skinny, redheaded brother was almost named Mario, and I'm so glad that one didn't go over. It would have been equally ironic.

Anywhozizzle, the "ginga" part is funny because of the irony but the "ginja" -- see, I'm replacin the "g" with a "j" -- has substance. You see, redheads are borne out of a genetic mutation on the MC1R protein. So...we're mutants. Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Ginger + Ninja = GINJA! Boo-yah.

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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