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Huffington Post Features 27 Words to Learn Before Visiting Hawaii

Oh snap, the Huffington Post has just outdone me with today’s article 27 Words To Learn Before You Visit Hawaii. My popular Pulpconnection post only features 21 Slang Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii. Oh wait, I can’t count it seems. I have Parts 1 and 2 of the series with a total of 24 words, but still I’m three short!

Let’s quickly compare our lists of words you need to know before visiting Hawaii. Here’s HuffPo’s 27 words with Pulpconnection matches bolded:

  1. Aloha
  2. Mahalo
  3. Kōkua
  4. Mauka
  5. Makai
  6. Poke
  7. Windward
  8. Leeward
  9. Pono
  10. Vog
  11. Haole
  12. Howzit
  13. Honu
  14. Ohana
  15. Ono
  16. Malasada
  17. Da kine
  18. Kamaʻāina
  19. Keiki
  20. Lanai
  21. Pau
  22. Wahine
  23. Kāne
  24. Lei
  25. Pupu
  26. Auntie & Uncle
  27. Shaka

So we have eight matches of our respective lists. My other local phrase contenders are:

  1. lua
  2. shark bait
  3. “small world”
  4. “where you went grad?” or “what school you went?”
  5. poho
  6. Zippys
  7. lolo
  8. pakalolo
  9. mahu
  10. malo, mawashi, or mankini
  11. sukebe
  12. brah
  13. B-52 cockroach
  14. fut
  15. ainokea
  16. talk story

Of course, I’m preferential to my Pulpconnection lists, but it’s all good or is it “it’s all pono.” 😉

Mo bettah, I stay go make Part 3 of da kine list wit dese ones:

  • Au-rite
  • Mean
  • Can/No can
  • Shoots
  • We go
  • No ack
  • Scrap
  • K den
  • Hapa
  • Bobora
  • K-bar
  • Small kine
  • Moke
  • Choke
  • Okole
  • Like/No Like
  • chillax’n

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