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What’s a Sun Shower and “Pineapple Juice”

Wait, what? Spoon University says that a “Pineapple Juice” is Hawaiian slang for a “sun shower.” I sorta guessed what a sun shower is which is pretty much any day in Hawaii where you could see sunshine while still being rained on. But pineapple juice? I’ve never ever heard that phrase around here as related […]

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Chee!

Chee!

According to Kicks HI in collaboration with NMLS World, Chee! means: The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated. An exclamation of excitement that really has no real meaning said down here in Hawai’i. If you know, you know. And I’ll take their word for it, especially with awesomely designed duds emblazoned with Chee! Everyone […]

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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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The Meaning of Mahu Now Available

Now available on local newsstands is the March 2014 issue of Mana. The feature – the meaning of mahu. Seemingly, the subject of mahu is highly sought after, reviewing the analytics and popular search terms for Pulpconnection. Can’t believe how many visitors view my post, 21 Slang Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii (Part […]

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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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