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Hawaiian Slang: Shoots

K’den shoots, there’s been a few recent inquiries looking for the Hawaiian pidgin meaning of “shoots.” Go spock the local meaning of shoots (not chutes). K’den. More local kine pidgin: 21 Slangs Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii (Part 1) 21 Slangs Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii (Part 2)

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Hawaiian Slang: Cheehoo!

Hawaiian Slang: Cheehoo!

Now here’s an interesting one – cheehoo! This exclamation is a fairly recent addition to the Hawaii kine vernacular. It’s not old school pidgin since by no means did Andy Bumatai shout out cheehoo! in All in the Ohana. There’s a Samoan origin to cheehoo! but what does cheehoo! mean? It doesn’t matter what cheehoo! […]

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Interesting Searches for Hawaiian Slang

A quick review of recent searches here at Pulpconnection reveal some interesting sought for terms. There are searches for howlie, maho, and shoots. I can only guess, but “howlie” has to be haole aka the white person as explained in 21 Slangs Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii (Part 1). “Maho” I’m assuming is […]

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