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‘ranga’, ‘red’, ‘bluey’, ‘ginger’

All words for a redhead (even if their hair is actually orange).

Careful with these; ‘ranga’ actually comes from orangutan (an orange-haired ape) so can be considered derogatory.

Question: Who is Australia’s most famous ranga?

Answer: Julia Gillard, the prime minister.

English: Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gil...

English: Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard at a Q & A Session in Rooty Hill, New South Wales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One comment on “‘ranga’, ‘red’, ‘bluey’, ‘ginger’

  1. ol bluey
    June 13, 2014

    Here in Rob Fordia, we like to call them “the souless.”

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