Subtle derogatory term for people with red, orange or ginger
hair with reference to Clint Eastwood
's pet Orangutan
in the 1978 film 'Every Which Way But Loose'.
Known for their misinformed sense of self importance, in spite of their hair colour, a Clyde may believe that they are attractive. They should only be insulted when they are heavily out numbered and the exits are clearly marked and within easy reach.
If an approach cannot be avoided it should be done with caution and direct eye contact should be avoided.
It is rumored that procreation with gingers was put forward for inclusion in the Geneva Convention as a 'crime against humanity' in 1949 but despite a majority vote in favor of this progressive law people felt it was ahead of it's time.
"I though I'd go last night because she said she was bringing some hot friends but I almost had a stroke when Clyde walked in..."
"You remind me of someone famous, have you worked with Clint Eastwood?" (This insult will fly under all but the most educated radars...)
Although always prone to aggression they are borderline unapproachable during PMS or a full moon.