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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Eh, dis weekend, you like go Obamas? Boo, you mean Sandys, li dat. Ok, shoots, same same, we go. 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 […]
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)
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
This one is for the Hawaii locals. You know the catchphrase, “You only live once” abbreviated as YOLO and said before doing something usually disastrous? You can now voice your opinion of YOLO antics using Hawaiian pidgin (slang) on this Hawaiian Style tee. Lolo can range in meaning from dumb to stupid to downright idiotic. […]
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 […]
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 […]
An easy going Monday is in order after a long week and weekend, fo shizzle.
In Part 1 of 21 slang words you should know before visiting Hawaii, I went over basic, cultural, and dining slang. In Part 2, we talk terms off the beaten path and only in Hawaii. Off the Beaten Path da kine – the ultimate catch phrase that can mean just about anything. A smart haole […]