The Australian language is a colourful language. A lexicon that is admired all around the word for its uniqueness. But the origin of words is not always clear and technology is now speeding up the process. This is the story of the birth of a new Australian word and how it evolved in a short space of time to become an official part of the lexicon. The journey will take you from the deepest ginger to the brightest orange, set where the darkness of discrimination meets the light of positive endorsement.
Joel Cohen is a social entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a science graduate from the University of Melbourne who now spends most of his time starting and publishing new citizen journalism publications around Australia. He is also the co-founder of the St Kilda-based Red And Nearly Ginger Association (R.A.N.G.A.), which is the peak special interest body for ginger issues. He is a proud inheritor of red hair.