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16:42 Sep 13, 2017
English to Polish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Slang / general
English term or phrase: conk
"the conk" was a nickname for the chemically-straightened hair worn by some African-Americans
Ivona
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2włosy afro wyprostowane / wyprostowane afromike23
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Raczej bym zostawił conk
Paweł Zatryb
The conk (derived from congolene, a hair straightener gel made from lye)
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włosy afro wyprostowane / wyprostowane afro


Explanation:
włosy afro wyprostowane / wyprostowane afro

https://www.google.pl/search?source=hp&q=włosy afro wyprosto...

mike23
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Reference: Raczej bym zostawił conk

Reference information:
https://books.google.pl/books?id=_ps6BgAAQBAJ&pg=PT56&lpg=PT...

Dodatkowo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conk (i po szwedzku jest tak samo)

+ zdjęcia w google

Paweł Zatryb
Poland
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish

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agree  mike23
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agree  Dariusz Saczuk
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Reference: The conk (derived from congolene, a hair straightener gel made from lye)

Reference information:
The conk (derived from congolene, a hair straightener gel made from lye) was a hairstyle popular among African-American men from the 1920s to the 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conk

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The name conk is derived from congolene. Congolene is a gel-like substance that was made from potatoes, eggs and lye. Lye is very corrosive so it had to be washed out quickly and hairdressers also had to wear protective gloves while applying congolene. This chemical relaxer, which was sometimes nothing more than pure lye) - http://www.jazma.com/black-hair-history

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Note added at 7 hrs (2017-09-14 00:21:33 GMT)
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"Conked" is a pronunciation of "conged" — from "Congo," as in the hair processing preparation "congolene.") - https://goo.gl/vk2QxS

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