Monday, June 7, 2010

Random Tuesday: Random Guide to Some Local Humor

So last week's random came in on Wednesday, today it is on Monday. But you are ahead of me over there so it is closer to Tuesday where you live. And I need to get something up to make up for the depressing nature of the last post. Hope you all have an easy sense of humor. I've provided vocab guides for local language. Have fun.

Random conversation heard going up the Koko Head trail on the weekend…

Mainlanders’ vocab guide:

Hapa = half haole, half Asian or Polynesian. The term “half” can be used loosely

Haole = Caucasian

A group of college students:

Filipino Male: What do you call a Filipino who has 10 black dogs?

Hapa local female: Full?

Filipino Male: He’s GOT the dogs.

Hapa female: I don’t know.

Filipino male: Vegetarian.

Hapa female: Oh, that’s bad.

Haole female: I don’t get it.

Filipino Male: The dogs are alive, so he didn’t eat them.

Haole female: I still don’t get it.

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And now for a favorite local comedian shtick

Vocab guide:

Tita = a tough local girl

Poi dog = mixed breed mutt

Okole = ass /butt

Trow blows = fist fight

Blahla = big fat belly-hanging beer drinking bully of local descent

Mahalo = thank-you

For more Random, head on over to The Unmom's.... on Tuesday.


cheatymoon said...

Aidan was listening along and couldn't understand without the vocabulary cheat sheet. :-)

Amy said...

wild times for sure.. What??

Thanks for your nice comment today..

My Round Robin is this Friday if you want to join in..

Anonymous said...

Totally needed the cheat sheet but from what I could keep up with it was funny!

essbesee said...

blahla. will start using that one.

Jen said...

Of course you inform me of this dating site AFTER I pay for

Brian Miller said...

ha. yeah thanks for the cheat sheet...

Rosaria Williams said...

I needed a couple of translation aids.

Melissa B. said...

Funny! And though I'm not fluent in Hawaii-speak, I even get most of this...BTW, are you out of school yet? We have 2 more weeks! :(

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Blahla: I like that. And Mahalo, of course. I've been calling my flip flops rubber slippers all week.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I am going to be trying to slip these words into conversations all week!

tulpen said...

Hubs knew most of those from his years living on the island.

tulpen said...

Update your blogroll! You've still got the old one up there!

Gal Friday said...

This Haole says hello and Mahalo!!

There is band I saw open for Guster a few years ago that had the name "Mahalo" in it, but I never knew what it meant(or that it was even Hawaiian in origin).

I may need to
do a "Rhode Island-ese" vocab blog entry soon, inspired by this.

Going to check out the video now....


Joanie said...

I just finished a book that was set in Hawaii. I learned lots of the lingo!

Liz Mays said...

That cheat sheet was crucial.

Jan said...

I knew a great deal of that from the excellent "Hawaii Revealed" guide books, but not all of it.

I got the joke, too.

Mahalo, my dear - it's soooo good to have you posting again!!

Mrsbear said...

The dog exchange was very funny. The second was a little tougher to follow, but I think I got the gist of it. I love that they have a couple under 6 ft for the smaller guys. Sounds like a tita could squash my 5 ft butt in a snap.

flurrious said...

I haven't thought about Rap Reiplinger in ages. Now you've got me surfing over at YouTube for his stuff.

"You was just hapai yesterday!"
"I know. Same one."

Angie Ledbetter said...

Humor really is great in any language, isn't it? :)

Ace said...

My husband's father was much the same as your mom in the last post - manic depressive chain smoking alcoholic.

He liked to aim guns at my husband's friends. Anyway... on to happy thoughts.

You off for summer too? I kinda have 2 days left. I made my final all multiple choice to just scan which flipping rocks!!!!! I will always go multiple choice from now on.

Anonymous said...

I'll be using some of these ;0)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks for the cheat sheet. I'd have been lost without it.

Blahla-- ha!


Claudya Martinez said...

My husband is from Mililani!