2012/12/17 Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]>: > On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> Hi! >> >> How common is using "good" and "bad" to refer to "straight" and >> "curly/frizzy/kinky" air? >> >> Is it a product of white-black contact or did it occur before? > > > It's pretty much limited to the African-American community. I would > guess it's relatively recent, but have no facts to back it up. Indeed, I asked that because I have been recently hearing these expressions in the African-American community context, but I have always heard the same expressions in Brazilian Portuguese, "cabelo bom" e "cabelo ruim", in a kind of gradation from straight to kinky hair.