The nickname ‘Carrot Top’ is a term historically used in a derogatory manner, but as the efforts of the ginger community prevail, ‘Carrot Top’ is slowly but surely being reclaimed as a positive word. (After all, carrots are tasty and nutritious, right? Why wouldn’t we want to be considered those two things?)
Due to the orangey colour of carrots, ‘carrot top’ has been adopted to describe the bright ginger colour of redheads’ hair. Good observation, right?
Carrot Top is also the stage name of Scott Thompson, an American stand-up comedian and actor, which only reinforces the nickname.
Want a foolproof comeback for when someone calls you ‘Carrot Top’, but not in a good way? “Carrot tops are green, duh?”
See also: ‘duracell’