Posted by ESC on July 10, 2003
In Reply to: Bad hair day posted by JIMBO on July 10, 2003
: "Having a bad hair day" was, I believe, first used by Katie Couric of the Today Show
Check in the archives under "hair" for more discussion. Here, in part, is what was said previously:
BAD HAIR DAY -- n. a day on which one's hair is particularly unmanageable; hence, a day on which everything seems to go wrong. Colloquial, originally US. 1994 Post (Denver): Soon you will notice how much less complaining you do, even on bad hair days. From "20th Century Words: The Story of New Words in English Over the Last 100 Years" by John Ayto (Oxford University Press, New York, 1999).
: : I found the html version of by googling "bad hair day." It's a MS Word 2000 document listing the title of "Snoopy" cartoon strips which were created by Charles M. Schultz over most of the second half of the 20th century. The title listed for the November 23, 1962 strip is "Violet's Bad Hair Day."