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Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 04:52:13PM
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Dread locks in different languages.


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It's funny that a lot are just variations of the word dreadlocks or an association withRastafarianreligion. Must be because the dread lock "movement" (actually a return to locks) is afairlymodern one.

Rainbow Fortune said:

In Serbian it's dredovi (obviously taken from English), and raste (associated with the Rasta movement, again - obviously). In Hungarian it's the same, but different spelling - raszta. :)

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 11:24:29AM
275 posts

Dread locks in different languages.


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Lol! nice to know but I really don't like to use dreadlocks especially in French. I know in Quebec we use a lot of words that you do not in France and plus in FranceEnglishwords are used a lot more then in Quebec. I also never heard Candenettes before but I think it would be a cool trend to start :) The most popular words in Quebec are dreads, rastas andoccasionally Motton(lumps or clumps) de cheveux (that one I hate lol). So do you want to start a new French trend with me? :)
ben said:

I have never heard anybody talking about Cadenettes in France. I think the word disappeared with monarchie and swords. People just say Dreadlocks, or sometimes "tresses" when they wonder what that hairstyle is.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 10:17:07AM
275 posts

Dread locks in different languages.


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Sweet! do you know theoriginsof the word?


princenoobsauce said:

in Greek they are called Tsives :)

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 09:50:31AM
275 posts

Dread locks in different languages.


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Some call them that too here in Quebec.

Tara C said:

In Spain they call them rastas, but that's the only one I know

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 09:32:26AM
275 posts

Dread locks in different languages.


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Finally I have found the french name for dreadlocks. I did not like calling them dreadlocks in french for many reasons but after looking around the net I have found the name: Cadenettes.Originallycadenetteswere braids (one in front of the ear the other in the back on each side of the head) worn by French soldiers in the 1800. They had small wooden rods in the center of the braid and the two braids in the back were joinedtogetherwith a woodensleevesto make a braid tail. It protected the back of the neck and thecheeksfrom the blade ofa sword during combat. Now the name cadenettes is associated with dread locks. I found this info very interesting. I never heard this term used in Quebec but I am going to use it from now on.

On the same topic I would like to know if anyone else has a name for locks in a other language.


updated by @Jdwood: 02/14/15 04:40:10AM
Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/11/12 06:26:55PM
275 posts

sadhus and theis dreadlocks


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I think the shaving the head part is to show them how looks and attachment is non important or something like that...not much butthat'sall I know.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/11/12 02:48:49PM
275 posts

gotta chop the mop


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You got a do what you got to do man...I wish you the best. If it's for your kid it's anoblechoice.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 09:46:09AM
275 posts

EVERYONE! i want to know...


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I must say that was verybeautifulwhat you said...I really respect (and in a way can relate) the symbolism you associate with your locks.

Hans Miniar Jnsson said:

Back when I was a kid, I saw someone somewhere with locks. I don't remember who or where, but they stuck with me. I found myself wanting to let my hair tangle up like that. A want that lingered in the back of my head a long time.

Mind you, I'm a researcher and skeptic by nature... so, I did what comes naturally... I read... everything...

Sometimes that means I give up on what I had previously wanted but in this case it actually made going through with it inevitable.

To most, dreadlocks is simply a term tied to Jamaica, reggae, cannabis andRastafarianism, but what I found was a number of traditions far older than any of that, traditions rooted in nature, wisdom, self-sacrifice, etc, etc, etc,...

I had hesitated to lock ye olde mane of hair because of a few things.
1. I'm not christian. Rastafarianism, the origin of the english term "Dreadlocks", is a christian sect where the locks are a part of showing their devotion to YHVH (the judeo-christian deity.)
2. While I am of mixed heritage, I'm about as white skinned as the next guy. Dreadlocks, as a word, is strongly tied to the history of people of colour (specifically, of African descent) in Jamaica and USA.
3. There is no other actively used term for this than "dreadlocks" (or "dreads" for short) so there's no way of escaping the first two points.... people will misunderstand and misinterpret.

Doesn't matter...
Not after I found ties to my ancestors, my ancestral faith, my heritage if you will.
Not after the tradition of locks as something done, not out of rebellion, not out of combat, and not out of subservience to a deity, but out of a search for something more, a search for wisdom, a search for understanding, out of proximity/connection with the earth, etc, etc, etc, etc...

I respect wisdom more than rebellion, I want to learn and grow in wisdom myself.
I want to understand more, I want to know more, I want to be more open to the beating of the heart of nature herself.

I know that hair won't do that... but it's symbolic, it has meaning to me.
And meaning is something we create. A card doesn't have an inherent meaning, but the image, the text, and the people who give and receive it, these are the things that add emotion to the act of giving a card, and the people who have that emotion are what gives it value and meaning.
So it doesn't matter if it's "just hair", it's something I'm doing, for this reason, and this gives it value, and meaning.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 08:57:04AM
275 posts

EVERYONE! i want to know...


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I always wanted long hair since I was a wee lad but the cult I was raised in did nottoleratelong hair on boys. When I left the cult the first thing I did was let my hair and beard grow out. After having long hair for a few years I was sick of brushing and maintaining their 'silkiness' did not see the point in it. So now I have locks,voil.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/12/12 07:53:56PM
275 posts

Facebook parenting for troubled teen


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Good points taye.

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