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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    I'm afraid this is a proper term. A legal attorney is not [necessarily] an attorney-at-law. A legal attorney is someone legally appointed to a position/purpose. For instance, an estate executor or someone with a power-of-attorney of any sort.
    Thank you for clarifying, although based on the context of its usage in my anecdote, I don't believe it was inferred in the proper manner, but was instead a desperate attempt to conjure up false authority. Much like claiming to have a GED in law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjd392 View Post
    Unfortunately, I absolutely hate "dakine" in any way, shape or form. If you can't articulate exactly what you want, you're not going to get it from me. I will substitute my "dakine" for whatever I feel it should be, and it won't be what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    no yeah, or, yeah no

    You hear this silliness even by on-air so-called professionals.
    If you read it as no yes, or, yes no then you dodono pidgin, otherwise you wouldn't consider it to be silliness.

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    But it's not just a local thing, it's everywhere, NY, wherever. I was afraid it might be minconstrued as pidginy, and was gonna edit it to yes's, but nobody say's it with a yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjd392 View Post
    Unfortunately, I absolutely hate "dakine" in any way, shape or form. If you can't articulate exactly what you want, you're not going to get it from me. I will substitute my "dakine" for whatever I feel it should be, and it won't be what you want.

    I had a fri
    end over there who was a firefighter in the military. He said he's constantly getting on to his guys about NOT talking pidgin over the radios, because he can't tell where htey're going or what they're doing. Here's an example:

    Some firefighter over the radio- "Me and cuz're at da kine and we're gettin' it, yah?"

    My friend G- "WHO is we, WHERE are you at, and WHAT are you getting?"

    Some firefighter- "Me and Ron are at the fire and we're going in!"

    G- "Then say that!"

    Some firefighter- "I just did, cuz!"

    And you think your job makes you want to scream!


    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    When in Rome...
    Rome tragically fell... hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjd392 View Post
    Rome tragically fell... hard.
    Which brings up another annoying phrase..."when in rome"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjd392 View Post
    Unfortunately, I absolutely hate "dakine" in any way, shape or form.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    That one you had best get accustomed to in Hawaii Nei. It's the island equivalent of "you know...."
    Indeed. "Da kine" is a word whisker. And that is a concept that is far from unique to Hawaii.

    Quote Originally Posted by bjd392 View Post
    If you can't articulate exactly what you want, you're not going to get it from me. I will substitute my "dakine" for whatever I feel it should be, and it won't be what you want.
    Word whiskers aren't always uttered because a person is ignorant or limited in their vocabulary. Sometimes, it's just the polite thing to say in a conversation about a sensitive matter.
    Last edited by Frankie's Market; December 9th, 2009 at 01:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Word whiskers aren't always uttered because a person is ignorant or limited in their vocabulary. Sometimes, it's just the polite thing to say in a conversation about a sensitive matter.
    I've never actually thought about it from that perspective before, FM. Thank you for giving me that new insight. I can now see where it makes sense it certain contexts. But others, as the convo I mentioned above, still drive me crazy. It's too confusing...and I'm already confused enough as it is!

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Indeed. "Da kine" is a word whisker. And that is a concept that is far from unique to Hawaii.

    Word whiskers aren't always uttered because a person is ignorant or limited in their vocabulary. Sometimes, it's just the polite thing to say in a conversation about a sensitive matter.
    Far out! (an obvious word whisker)
    I learned another new thing today. Thanks, FM.

    According to the 'Urban dictionary:"

    "An irrelevant, meaningless word or noise that is interjected into speech when the speaker has run out of words, but is determined to keep on speaking.

    -or-

    The outward symptom of a serious psychologically induced speech impediment."

    "Well, um... I er, ah, well you know, like it's like this you see, I really don't have anything to say. But it makes me feel really important to hear myself talking."

    You know, dakine!

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    IT's all in the dialog
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    Lake Superior State University published their 35th annual list of words and phrases they think should be banned:

    Shovel-ready
    Stimulus
    "Obama-ing" a word, as in "Obamanomics"
    Sexting
    Tweeting
    Friending or unfriending
    Bromance
    Chillaxing
    Teachable moment
    Toxic assets
    In these economic times
    Transparent/Transparency
    Too big to fail
    App
    Czar, as in drug czar

    I haven't heard of some of these. In fact, the only two I agree with are tweeting and sexting. The rest of them just don't strike me as particularly annoying or I don't hear them enough to bother me. Or I just haven't heard them used at all...like shovel-ready. So this gets a thumbs-down. Just thought I'd share.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    When something has gone wrong, to try and look at the positive by saying "making lemonade out of lemons". Well guess what, I've had some pretty baaaaaddd lemonade - it can be quite sour and tart!
    Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    When something has gone wrong, to try and look at the positive by saying "making lemonade out of lemons". Well guess what, I've had some pretty baaaaaddd lemonade - it can be quite sour and tart!
    Well make better lemonade out of bad lemonade
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    I thought when life gives ya lemons, ya just smash the hell out of 'em?
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    An email from God:
    To: People of Earth
    From: God
    Date: 9/04/2007
    Subject: stop

    knock it off, all of you

    seriously, what the hell


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    Not a quote, but the dumping of Gatorade on the winning coach by his players.

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    I'm sick of the term "posturing". That doesn't even seem like a real word! Makes me feel like I need to go stand up straight or something. And EVERYONE is using it now. Errggh!

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    something that really annoys me is when someone says they are "in" Maui for example, or any other island anywhere. You aren't "in" an island - you are ON the island. You can be in the city of Honolulu, but you are ON O`ahu.
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    Neighbor island residents hate being referred to as ”outer islands.“

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative-1 View Post
    Neighbor island residents hate being referred to as ”outer islands.“
    Does that make Oahu residents inners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Does that make Oahu residents inners?
    No but if we keep using that phrase, Oahuans will be considered an outer island by other islands. We who live on the adjacent islands call each island by their respective names unlike Oahu that lumps all of us together and calls us the outer islands as if we're not part of the state.

    That's the Honolulu-centric attitude that prevails here in Hawaii.
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    I resent that comment a lot! Not all on Oahu use that terminology and you are lumping everyone here into one big group. That is not accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    I resent that comment a lot! Not all on Oahu use that terminology and you are lumping everyone here into one big group. That is not accurate.
    accurate enough. Hey I used to live in Honolulu and the resentment goes deeper for those on the "neighbor islands" who have to take it everytime the news is on or we read it in the papers.
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    Back when I was in journalism school (UH), and later worked in journalism, and even later in advertising, it was pounded into us that saying "outer islands" was a big NO NO! The proper term to use when referring to islands other than O‘ahu (collectively) would be "Neighbor Islands" or the name of the individual island.

    Recently (on several occasion) I have heard local news anchors/reporters use the term "outer islands". Whoa! Every time I heard that I was stunned! Back in my days, that would have been cause to be fired.

    I guess journalism standards today are not what they used to be.

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    I used to train UH Journalism majors when they interned at KGU. I also pounded it in their heads not to use "Outer Islands" but to say each island individually. It's out of respect for those not living on Oahu.
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