Word of the Day / Gingi גִ'ינְגִ'י
When much of the population of Israel tends to the 'dark and mysterious' type, anyone else easily stands out – especially the fiery redheads. And like one of the Spice Girls, they're identified with a certain zesty root.
In American English, people with red hair are called redheads. But Israelis took the British word “ginger” (supposedly from the root vegetable, though it’s never looked particularly reddish to me) and ran with it, calling anyone with reddish hair a “gingi” (JEEN-ji, for a male) or “gingit” (JEEN-jit, for a female).