The phrase often springs to the lips, but is absent from the new Oxford Dictionary of Slang. It could hardly fail to be a beguiling volume, but it lacks the authority of the multi-volume Random House American Slang, which dates the expression to Seattle and January 1991, but more evocative was the LA Times a month later: "bad- hair days . . . I'd been driving around in a convertible. I looked like a feral Hungarian mop dog."Reuse content
"I WAS out of order the other day," apologised the cashier at a garage on the A23. He had been churlish when I admitted confusion over the use of "super" and "premium" brands of unleaded. "That's all right," I replied, "we all have bad-hair days" - which, unwittingly, probably compounded the offence, for he was bald.