...like a redheaded step child
Posted by Duncan McGregor on March 18, 2000
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: : : : : : Any one know where this phrase comes from? Used mostly as "I will beat you like a redheaded step child".
: : : : : heh heh, "I'm gonna slap you around like a redheaded step child." I guess it just come from the prejeduce of Scottish people, they're really the only race with red hair...
: : : : Never been to Ireland then - lots and lots of read hair. Also what about the south sea island races with red hair. In any case the Scots are a lovely people who may eat too many chips and deep fried Mars Bars but they've got courage, style and a healthy disregard for authority.
: : : "...may eat too many chips and deep fried Mars Bars but they've got courage, style and a healthy disregard for authority." Now I know who to credit/blame for my personality traits. My ancestors from Scotland.
: : Yeah, but the Scots are the drunkest violentist people out there. I'm sick of this damn politic correctness, I'm going to say it because it's true more often than for other races.
: On behalf of the Cochrans, the Fitzgeralds and the Gadds, I object!! We only get drunk and violent when someone disses the Scots.
My mother was a gentle Scots lady, my father was a pretty ordinary Edinburgh lawyer, my grandfather was a pillar of the Kirk and a lifelong teetotaller. I could go on but fear I would not find a single drunken or violent person in the whole family tree.
Methinks that some mistake the immigrant Irish population of Glasgow for real Scots and label us all as drunken wasters. Not so gentle readers, we real Scots are generally of high intelligence, given to hard work, sober in our habits, generally kind to animals and can be regularly observed engaged in kindly acts and selfless deeds of ungrudging generosity.
Need I say more?