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    Eh, I stay busy on da Name Thread. Wat ya guys making fun. Me? Foa your information Ducks go "quack quack." If dey talk, juss listen to Donald Duck or Daffy Duck.

    Whack Whack!!! is mine ALONE!!!

    Da nerve.

    Some people's children.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine

    Whack Whack!!! is mine ALONE!!!


    Auntie puPule
    Das why I neva hea dat one befo'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keanu
    Das why I neva hea dat one befo'.
    heheheheh.


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    Okay, question form the Mainland. Is "suck'em up" or "suck'en'em up" statewide?

    On Kauai I saw a group of young men drinking beer about 2:00 pm and another guy showed up and asked them "Wow, sucken em up already?"

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    .............yes.

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    The first time my husband met my 'ohana was in Vegas (I know, how shocking). Anyway, my tutu was telling my Uncle to go get pupu so we could all sit in the hotel room and talk story. Uncle said, "You wan tree kine pupu yeah?"

    He then noticed my husband's very confused face, started to laugh and said, "You think we go eat pupu li dog poopoo?" My husband laughed and said, "I'm just one confused haoleboy, you got to explain things to me." Da 'ohana uses haoleboy as a term of endearment and he likes his title. I felt bad that I had forgot to tell him what pupus were. Later he said he noticed that most of us said tree for the number three. He loves local kine accents.

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    Not quite pidgin, but I've often heard it said that folks in Hilo are the only folks in Hawaii who say "shave ice" is "ice shave."

    I love the "like grind?" story. No doubt "like beef?" and "eh, brah" have had similarly hilarious (and occasionally painful) results.

    There's an area in Waipahu -- near where my family's Buddhist temple is located -- where all the streets begin with "Pupu" -- Pupukahi, Pupuole, Pupupuhi. It's a... colorful neighborhood (or should I say 'hood?) known as "the pups" (pronounced "poops"). I've joked that by that standard, the Salt Lake/Moanalua area sould be called "the alas." As in, "kicked in the."

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    "sup cuz" = hi friend
    "batree" = battery, I still trip when i hear my uncle say that.
    all time fave is... "volocano" lol

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    I love hearing newscasters pronounce it
    "schtreet"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cezanne
    all time fave is... "volocano" lol
    Haha, that is how my dad pronounces it.

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    You're right on with "VOLOCANO!"

    Another is, "You get FILLUM in dat camera?"

    How about the term 'USEDTATO?"

    An impromptu, unorganized convoy of cars going down the main street of rural plantation communities with tin cans tied to the back bumpers was sometimes referred to as a "JUCK-A-LUCKA PARADE." Usually pulled off by bored high school students with nothing to do on a lazy weekend afternoon.

    JUNKEN-PO

    Big Island-style:

    Junken-a-po
    Ai kana show (I cannot show)
    Po ...... Show [continue till winner is determined]

    Maui-style:

    Junken-a-munken-a
    Sucka sucka po
    Wailuku, Wailuku
    Bum bum show

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    "Olopop" for "Popolo" (a person of African-American descent).
    isn't Olopop supposedly the word that Locals use when their are African American People around that might actually know the term "popolo"

    in other words "olopop" is used as a way to disguise their own racist words...

    ie; look that olopop over there....(Popolo spelled backwards)

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    nope.
    popolo for all my years was descriptive and not derrogatory. had and have black friends and use popolo freely among all o us.

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    Kimo...

    OLOPOP... not popolo

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    isn't Olopop supposedly the word that Locals use when their are African American People around that might actually know the term "popolo"

    in other words "olopop" is used as a way to disguise their own racist words...

    ie; look that olopop over there....(Popolo spelled backwards)
    Either they're racist, or they're dyslexic!

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    bibidees- Underwear

    "I no like wash Jr's bibidees, he get skidmahks on um again!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific
    Junken-a-po
    This just reminded me of a cute story that recently happened to me...

    I was up in Idaho on vacation and I saw an older couple walking towards me on the sidewalk. They came to a "Y" and the gentleman wished to take one fork while she wanted the other. They were actually talking rather heatedly over this quandry as I walked by. I interupted saying "You need to Junken-a-po." They both looked at me with blank stares, so I said it again. The lady said "Whatever!" And I just continued on my way.

    It took me a moment to even realize how weird that must've sounded to them, while it was just normal speech to me. HaHa!
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    We go HOLO HOLO!

    Seems to be used more on the big island then Oahu.

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    Kaka Roach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai
    I don't know if this is a Maui thing or just a mahu thing, but my girlfriend's mahu neighbor on Maui always says "nails", which means "lame" or "junk". "That girl, she's so nails." (said with heavy mahu accent). lol
    Back in my hi scoo daze... nails went with - "Ai! Scratch her face! Naaaiiilsss..." Meaning - da girl so stuck-up pretty, go scratch her face and make'em ugly. It was always followed with a snap (or two or three, depending on how pretty) and the side-to-side neck bop thing (wat you call'em nowdays?) or a clawing type motion toward the girl.

    I just dated myself, didn't I?

    Anyway... very first time I heard it was from my TG friend looking at the cover of a Cher record album. OK - REALLY dating myself!

    Olopop wasn't racist when my mom and dad said it, maybe today it is, but back in the day it was almost like baby-talk pigin, like... okolele for okole and beebadee for BVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine
    Kaka Roach
    LMBUTTO!

    "Get da kakaroach!"
    "Wea?! Wea?!"
    "OVA DEA! GET'EM!"

    Hehehehe... just happened the other night at my house.
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    da buggah stay stuck!

    For work related problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    We go HOLO HOLO!

    Seems to be used more on the big island then Oahu.

    Is the HOLO HOLO "slippa" factory still in existence? Their brand was sold at the Slipper Shop in Ala Moana Center.

    Often used to get the KAKA ROACH!

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    We also used the word "kakaroach" to mean "to steal" as in "no kakaroach da slippahs, yeah?"

    And then there's "tantaran" v. "tarantaran" (I think it evolved from the music from the Kaze Kozo series)

    Miulang

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    I thought "tantaran" came from the Imperial margarine commercials.

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