Eaten Like a Redheaded Stepchild

The British, it can be said, have a difficult relationship with gingers. This goes back at least to Jonathan Swift, who observed in “A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms” that “it is observed that the red-haired of both sexes are more libidinous and mischievous than the rest,” or, more commonly, back to grade school, where Britons are known to show no quarter when it comes to teasing those of the penny coloring.
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