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“Convinient” Automation

How thoughtful! To help figure out tip/gratuity on a bill, various percentages are provided to patrons for their “convinience.” How is this automated addition of this information, not spell checked?

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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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Mr. World Philippines 2014

What’s Guwapo?

Actually, I guess it should be “Who’s guwapo?” since Urban Dictionary defines guwapo as handsome or beautiful in the Tagalog language. Now I understand why @abaggy keeps saying guwapo as he stands in front of any mirror. But can @abaggy compare against the guwapo John Spainhour, Mister World Philippines 2014? Update: I guess for the […]

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Abunai, white buoys

Abunai, White Buoy

The voice boomed over the public announcement loud speakers: “Warning. It is now high tide, and there’s strong current in the water. Stay away from the white buoys on the right and left sides of the bay. Make sure you can touch the ground. Children are to be supervised at all times and not left […]

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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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mana-mahu

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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Because Pulpconnection

The power and influence of the Internet is grand. Learning is a Google away, entertainment anywhere is possible with a smartphone, and even the English language continues to evolve (despite Urban Dictionary). And now there’s “because.” The word “because,” in standard English usage, is a subordinating conjunction, which means that it connects two parts of […]

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From vmagazine.com

Moose Knuckle, Golden Showers, and Underbutt

I like to review popular search terms that bring readers here to Pulpconnection, and sometimes, I just gotta laugh. One search term that’s been percolating for the past week is “moose knuckle.” The culprit is the pulpy post “Was That a DWTS Moose Knuckle, Gilles?” If you recall, back in 2009, actor Gilles Marini’s wardrobe […]

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“Exclusive” Means One Day Online

Linkin Park’s latest, A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES, premiered exclusively on the Xbox Music service. If you wanted it, you needed to go there, but one day later, this exclusive song is now available on iTunes. So maybe I misunderstood with the free streaming of the song exclusive to Xbox. That or the Internet has […]

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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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Mot Juste. Exactly.

Someone at work pointed out this “word” – mot juste. Mot juste is simply defined as: the exactly right word or phrasing I doubt I’ll ever use this word though. If I said it, people would probably think I mangled the word “mojo.” But I’d love to hear if you were able to work in […]

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