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    How about expressing some thoughts in Pidgin? A question, is it true there is a movement to save Pidgin? Nice.

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    I think the creator of LOLcatz was trying to incorporate a loosely based form of Pidgin into their work.
    I remember a newspaper I delivered around Schofield Barracks between 80-82 that had a small piece of teaching pidgin in it. My brother had cut a bunch of them out and put them in a photo album but it disappeared. I know that came from the book they have or the book came from it, one of the two, called Pidgin to DA Max! http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=QAcJSXpYoucC

    Personally, I wen tink it be hard to type lidat!
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    I have quite a few Chefs now that say "ono", and "broke my mouth". . . . oh, and "duck Soup" for when something is super easy. I am not sure how authentic Pidgin it is for all Hawaii natives, but I LOVED the new set of kitchen slang I learned working on Oahu.

    I still love: Nadda badda me, why bodda you??
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    If authenticism (is that a word, LOL!) can be based on how long it has been around, I would say it's as good as Big Red considering it was there when we arrived in 79 and likely there long before that.
    I have only come across one pic of my brother post Hawaii, that he wasn't flashing the Hang Loose sign that I had put on his tombstone and I will always hear the way he said "waz up seesta!!?" when we saw each other.
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    How much you like bet?

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    Eh, you like I broke you face?
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    No wash wash, smell like squash. Da buggah really kusai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATTRAT View Post
    I have quite a few Chefs now that say "ono", and "broke my mouth". . . .

    I still love: Nadda badda me, why bodda you??
    Someone should 'splain the meaning of "ono" and "broke my mouth". I've seen people write that in forums, before, and have yet to figure out what either of them mean....
    "In the end, only kindness matters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish View Post
    Someone should 'splain the meaning of "ono" and "broke my mouth". I've seen people write that in forums, before, and have yet to figure out what either of them mean....
    Ono = tastes good
    Broke da mouth = tastes really good
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Ono = tastes good
    Broke da mouth = tastes really good
    Thank you! I love the "broke da mouth" for tasting delicious, especially .
    "In the end, only kindness matters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Ono = tastes good
    Broke da mouth = tastes really good
    I geus too, we could throw in da kine, whooooo cuz, dats da kine!
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    Hey, no scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Hey, no scared.
    Bradda, you mean skade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Bradda, you mean skade?
    Skade is the right spelling and pronunciation. But, some readers might get confused when you goggle "skade", and it's has a different meaning. You have to type in skade-pidgin to find it.

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    The word shaka have a lot of different meaning depending how you use it.

    shaka cah...nice looking car
    shaka eye...sharpshooter as in agates.
    shaka laka....good looking
    shaka as in hang loose...a slogan Mayor Fasi made up as in the "shaka"sign

    The shaka sign as it is known now used to be a silent Howsit...we used to flash it with our arms on our side and a flip of the wrist.


    Ehtay as in mahu like

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    Sometimes shaka can be 'thanks,' as if someone lets you merge into traffic, and you geevem one shaka out the window.
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    Hoping that TS Guillermo is "Weak da Rain." But den again, we need da rain. I no no.

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    Here's a link to pidgin from Maui.

    https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...17&oe=563AA241

    A couple new ones in there.
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    No act huh.
    Make humbug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    The news article says: "Scholars stress Pidgin is definitely not just slang." That's true, at least for the Pidgin now spoken here in Hawaii. However, whether the contemporary Pidgin of Hawaii is a language separate from English, rather than being a dialect of English, is another matter entirely. I doubt that many other scholars would agree with Kent Sakoda about that. It seems harmless enough for the Census to count it as a separate language, though.
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    Like try?????

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    Wikipedia has a good definition of Hawaiian Pidgin.

    Dey say:

    "Despite its name, Hawaiian Pidgin is not a pidgin, but rather a full-fledged, nativized, and demographically stable[5] natural language. It did, however, evolve from various real pidgins spoken between ethnic groups in Hawaii."

    an:

    "Hawaiian Pidgin, recognized in November of 2015 by the US census bureau as an official language, is used by many Hawaii residents in everyday casual conversation and is often used in advertising targeted toward locals in Hawaii."

    Dey also sez plenty moah:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_Pidgin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Wikipedia has a good definition of Hawaiian Pidgin.

    Dey say:

    "Despite its name, Hawaiian Pidgin is not a pidgin, but rather a full-fledged, nativized, and demographically stable[5] natural language. It did, however, evolve from various real pidgins spoken between ethnic groups in Hawaii."

    an:

    "Hawaiian Pidgin, recognized in November of 2015 by the US census bureau as an official language, is used by many Hawaii residents in everyday casual conversation and is often used in advertising targeted toward locals in Hawaii."

    Dey also sez plenty moah:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_Pidgin
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Wikipedia has a good definition of Hawaiian Pidgin.

    Dey say:

    "Despite its name, Hawaiian Pidgin is not a pidgin, but rather a full-fledged, nativized, and demographically stable[5] natural language. It did, however, evolve from various real pidgins spoken between ethnic groups in Hawaii."

    an:

    "Hawaiian Pidgin, recognized in November of 2015 by the US census bureau as an official language, is used by many Hawaii residents in everyday casual conversation and is often used in advertising targeted toward locals in Hawaii."

    Dey also sez plenty moah:

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