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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

Here in the mid SE I have never heard that phrase used.

 

Interesting, guess it could be ment either way.

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I've heard someone use 'doll hair' in reference to what hair on a wig might look like and in that instance it's not a good thing because hair on a doll is fake-looking. 

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

Never heard anyone say it in person, but a Q vendor of hair products uses it to mean cotton candy looking hair (another term he uses) negatively.

 

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I have never heard the term "doll's hair" used to describe someone's hair or anything else. 

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I've lived Major Metro Area and now very rural. Never head the term ever and not by any presenter.

 

 

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

Post gave me a chuckle because I remembered what my dad used to say to my sister:  her hair looked as though she combed it with an egg beater.  She still can’t do her own hair at 70 !

 

Her twin became a hairdresser and would use that skill to torment her.

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

It's a term that's new to me.

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I'm fascinated by the responses. Thank you all!

This is so funny to me. I can just hear my mother saying it, and all the parents & grandparents of my friends as well.

 

I might make a point of using that comparison phrase in general conversation during the coming week.  I know family and neighbors will know exactly what I mean. I think everyone who grew up around here with baby dolls and Barbie dolls in the household will have heard that unfavorable comparison while growing up.

 

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

No I have never heard it. So where are you from that this term is common?

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

@HedgeI have never heard that expression and I have never heard anyone compare hair to anything.

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